Onalaska Streetscape Project Now In Hands Of DOT
The final plans for Onalaska's 2nd Avenue/State Highway 35 reconstruction plans are off to the DOT.....with an early April construction date right around the corner. Deena Murphy says last May, the City got the ball rolling to develop the streetscape design for the Great River Road.
The project will enhance an 8 block area of the Hwy 35 corridor from Elm Street on the south to Poplar Street on the north, making the downtown area more attractive and friendlier to pedestrians and bicyclists. The streetscape design is a key component of the Waterfront Master Plan.
Former Speaker Hastert Donates Farm to MVC
Another big conservation easement has led to a milestone for a local group. The Mississippi Valley Conservancy worked with former congressional Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert to put his Crawford County farm into a permanent conservation easement. That four hundred acres means the MVC has gone over 14 thousand acres that have been conserved in a nine county region. Pretty big deal, says MVC director, Tim Jacobson
The Hastert farm is about five miles north of Prairie du Chien. It's a working farm and the Hasterts will continue to own it.
Snow Fans Here It Comes
It’s been a mild winter so far especially in southern Wisconsin, but
A significant winter storm will hit Wisconsin later tonight and will continue thru Friday that could impact travel. The National Weather Service is predicting southeast and south central Wisconsin could receive 6-9 inches of snow.
In addition, some parts of extreme northern Wisconsin could see a foot of snow.
Councilman Says Vote on Study Dictated by Calls
Jim Bloedorn says he's just listening to his constituents. The La Crosse city councilman says unfavorable phone calls explain his 'no' vote on funding a study for moving interstate exit 3
Bloedorn is the only council member to vote against putting city money towards a fifty thousand dollar study on the feasibility of shifting exit 3 to the east. Proponents think the shift will boost economic development on the northside.
Water Closes Bangor Post Office
A long time problem has struck again at the Village of Bangor Post Office. Water. The post office is closed until further notice because of water damage that led to safety risks and mold and mildew problems. The U.S. Postal Service ordered an emergency suspension of operations.
Post Office Box customers can pick up mail at the West Salem post office.
Retail and delivery operations will be moved to the West Salem post office until
the problems are fixed.