WIS 23 (Fond Du Lac-Plymouth) Expansion Project - Need/purpose
WIS 23 is a
Corridors 2030 connector route, therefore, traffic
movement and safety is emphasized.
This project will
provide additional roadway capacity and improve operational efficiency
and traffic safety.
Capacity must be added to serve existing and forecasted traffic
volumes. Moderate congestion is expected by the year 2020 if WIS 23
is not expanded.
Annual average daily traffic volumes in excess of
20,000 are predicted along portions of the project by 2030.
Operational efficiency and traffic safety
Insufficiencies in the roadway structure, geometric design, and
the intersection design are creating an increased number of
safety/crash related problems. This project will
address these issues and find ways to eliminate them from plans for
the new roadway.
Residents near WIS 23 will benefit from reduced travel times on
trips among residences, jobs, businesses and services.
Improved highways can:
Increase safety - Changes in roadway design can reduce
safety/crash related problems.
Enhance economic development - Easier travel means
easier transfer of goods and services.
Increase access - Local, regional and statewide
commercial, industrial and recreational resources will be more
Influence tourism - Because travel along WIS 23 will be
easier, tourists may alter the direction of their travel plans.
This could increase the number of visitors to Fond du Lac,
Plymouth and surrounding areas.
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Last modified: April 15, 2013