WIS 23 Expansion - Sheboygan/FDL

Sheboygan/Fond du Lac Counties

Project Overview

Overview

The project will reconstruct 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 Plymouth.  Numerous WIS 23 intersections will also be improved as part of the project. This website details current and planned construction in Sheboygan and Fond du Lac counties.  For historical information regarding the Limited Scope Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement (LS SFEIS) and Record of Decision (ROD), please see the documents on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation project design website at:

Project Schedule

WIS 23 expansion will be conducted in three segments starting in 2019 and concluding in 2022: Sheboygan County (2019-21) Fond du Lac County – Rural (2020-21), Fond du Lac – Urban (2021-22). The final construction activity includes resurfacing of the existing lanes of travel in 2022.

The proposed construction schedule for the WIS 23 Expansion Project is as follows or  view WIS 23 schedule in pdf.

*Note: Schedule is subject to change

  •  Division Road to County P in Sheboygan County (complete)
    • May 13, 2019 to September 2021
      • Grading, structure, and paving construction for the added lanes and intersections
  • Seven Hills Road to Division Road in Fond du Lac County (complete)
    • 2020 and 2021
      • Grading, structure, and paving construction for the added lanes, intersections, and County G interchange
  • US 151 to Seven Hills Road
    • 2021 and 2022
      • Grading, structure, and paving construction for the added lanes, intersections, County K jughandle intersection, County UU interchange, and resurfacing existing lanes
  • Seven Hills Road to County P in Fond du Lac and Sheboygan County
    • 2022
      • Resurfacing existing lanes

WIS 23 Project Benefits

WIS 23 improvements will provide the following benefits:

  • Provide a safe and dependable highway connection to and from regional communities while reducing conflicts between local and through traffic.
  • Improve the highway facility to meet current design standards for this Connector route in Wisconsin.
  • Complete the system link of I-41 to I-43 between the cities of Fond du Lac and Sheboygan.
  • Improve safety at intersections and farm crossings.
  • Increase corridor mobility and minimizing public and private access.
  • Preserve the corridor for future transportation use by coordinating local governmental land use plans. This will alleviate development pressures on WIS 23 and intersecting roads, preserving the corridor for future transportation use.
  • Maintain a rural highway-type facility while addressing the increased traffic needs of the expanding urban area.