9-22-14 highway 23 resurfacing project

A highway 23 resurfacing project east of Fond du Lac starts Monday.  The $730,000 project involves a  four mile stretch from Log Tavern Road to the Fond du Lac-Sheboygan County line.  The highway will remain open during the project with flagmen controlling traffic.  The project is scheduled to be completed by mid-October.  The Wisconsin DOT says work will include new asphalt, pavement marking and new signs. Fond du Lac County Highway Commissioner Tom Jahnke, tells WFDL news that section of road is deteriorating and resurfacing will prolong the life of the highway.  “It is in fairly bad shape.  its very cracked and alligated.  Conditions are fairly poor,”  Jahnke said.     Jahnke says DOT officials had hoped the expansion of Highway 23 to four lanes between Fond du lac and Plymouth was underway before repaving was needed.  That project has been delayed because of a pending lawsuit and isn’t scheduled to begin until 2015 at the earliest.  Wagner says the highway needs to be repaired now before winter.