SHEBOYGAN — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region announced completion of a major part of construction on the WIS 23 project to improve 7.4 miles of WIS 23 from Sheboygan/Fond du Lac County line to County P in Sheboygan County.
The work was part of the WIS 23 four-lane, on-alignment expansion project in Sheboygan and Fond du Lac Counties. The westbound WIS 23 lanes in Sheboygan County are open to two lanes of traffic, and the eastbound lane closure was removed by end of day, Wednesday, September 29.
After the eastbound lanes opened, the speed limit from the Fond du Lac/Sheboygan County line to WIS 57 changed from 55 mph to 65 mph.
The Sheboygan County section started in spring 2019 and included construction of the additional lanes in the Sheboygan County work zone, grading, drainage culverts and inlets, concrete paving of the westbound WIS 23 lanes, new bridge structures, grading and paving sideroads, Old Plank Trail grading, a wetland mitigation site, and other incidental items of work.
One more project remains on this stretch of roadway. In the summer of 2022, there will be a mill and overlay of the original WIS 23 lanes in Fond du lac and Sheboygan counties.
The WIS 23 Expansion Project reconstructs 19.1 miles of WIS 23 as a 4-lane, on-alignment divided highway from US 151 in Fond du Lac east to County P in Sheboygan County.
Work began in May 2019 in Sheboygan County and will conclude in 2022 in Fond du Lac County. Numerous WIS 23 intersections will also be improved as part of the project.