Highway 23 Environmental Impact Study Available to Public

The new environmental impact study for the proposed
four-lane expansion project on Highway 23 between Fond du
and Plymouth
is now available online for the public to check out. The study and record of
decision that are now pushing the $32.6 million dollar expansion can be found
on the state Department of Transportation website here. Hard copies are also available at the Fond du Lac
and Sheboygan
public libraries. 

The study by the Federal Highway Administration and the DOT
found that the expansion is needed for efficiency and safety – allowing for
final design and construction to begin on the 19.1 mile stretch. A five-year
long lawsuit over the project has cost taxpayers an estimated $3.1 million
between litigation, maintenance and safety improvement projects – as of two
years ago. Costs since then have yet to be determined. Construction is set to
begin next summer in Sheboygan County and wrap up on the Fond du Lac end in 2022.