10-12-17 highway 23 public information meeting

The public is invited to attend an information meeting Thursday night on a proposed Highway 23 expansion project between Fond du Lac and Plymouth.    The meeting hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be held from 5pm to 7pm at UW Fond du Lac.  County executive Al Buechel  says  the project will involve widening the highway to four lanes and adding new interchanges at three Fond  du  Lac County intersections.  The meeting will discuss efforts to prepare a new limited scope supplemental Environmental  Impact Statement to address concerns raised in a federal lawsuit.    Nineteen million dollars was included in the state budget and Buechel says construction could begin in a couple of years if the federal court okays the amended EIS.