Work on Highway 23 Expansion Project Begins Today

Construction on the Highway 23 Expansion project between Fond du Lac and Plymouth is set to begin today. The $150.5 million project will expand 19 miles of Highway 23 from County Highway P near Plymouth to Highway 151 in Fond du Lac to a four-lane divided highway with various intersection upgrades. Last week, Governor Tony Evers signed the first construction contract to begin expansion on the Sheboygan County portion of the project. The $12.3 million contract will provide grading for the new highway lanes, which will be north of the existing lanes of travel from County P to the Sheboygan/Fond du Lac County line. Construction of the new traffic lanes in Sheboygan County will take place in 2020, with expansion in Fond du Lac County taking place from 2020 to 2022. The project is expected to finish in the fall of 2022, with resurfacing of the existing highway lanes. Highway 23 will remain open to traffic during construction.