An 8.25 mile stretch of Highway 23 from Lafayette Street in the village of Rosendale to Townline Road in the city of Fond du Lac will close soon, and remain closed for nearly two months.

   The highway improvment project is scheduled to begin Monday, July 9 and finish in late October.

   Highway 23 will be closed and detoured through August.

   This project will resurface Highway 23 and overlay the existing bridge over the Fond du Lac River.

   Other work includes concrete pavement repair and replacement, culvert pipe replacements, sidewalk and curb ramp replacement, storm sewer repairs, signing, and pavement marking.

   From July 9 to Aug. 31, Highway 23 will be closed and detoured for bridge work, culvert replacements and concrete base patching.

   During those two months, eastbound drivers will be detoured north in Rosendale along Highway 26 to I-41, then south on I-41 to Highway 23. Westbound drivers will be detoured along the same route in the opposite direction.

   Then, starting at about the beginning of September to late October, during resurfacing operations Highway 23 will remain open to traffic using lane closures and flagging as needed.

   The purpose of the project is to rehabilitate the existing roadway and bridge, repair deteriorated pavement, and lengthen the usable pavement life.

   Motorists will experience a better driving surface and upgraded roadway safety features.

   Additionally, this project includes pedestrian upgrades in the village of Rosendale.

   In-construction weekly updates for this project will be available on the Northeast Region Weekly Construction Advisory at