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South Avenue in La Crosse has seen about 200 crashes
in the last five years.
That's why the D-O-T has plans to narrow driving lanes
in the coming years.
in an effort slow traffic.
But the city is set to begin their own assessment
on the road.
News eight's Eric Jacobson has more.
It's one of three or four main corridors to get into
South Avenue in La Crosse.
between Ward Avenue and Green Bay Street.
will be given a facelift in the next several years.
Largely because the turning movements, especially
left turning movements, are being made on a live lanes,
so you really have no protection when you're turning
The project calls for pretty big changes.
Put narrow lanes in, use roundabouts inbetween lanes
so you wouldn't have such a wide medium.
But before the project moves forward.
the city is doing their own research.
To really focus on the current ride-of-way, the street
connections, and access, and the bicycle and pedestrian
The DOT are waiting for us to have the Tool Design
Group on board and come up with some plans before
they sit down with us.
The DOT says they welcome input from the study.
We want both parties agreeable to those alternatives
before we get feedback from the public
But with the project already pushed back a year to
the DOT is warning the city further study could delay
the project even more.
We got to be careful that we don't get moving now,
because it will move another year.
Both the City and the DOT know it will take time to
make sure things are done right.
I think what the city wants to do is kind of set their
What's more important: effecting buildings, or providing
I'm hopeful we'll keep working well together.
In La Crosse, EJ, N8.
the D-O-T scrapped plans to widen South Avenue.
which would have impacted around 34 properties along
Since that time.
the city has been working on re-focusing the goals
of the study.
to focus more on bicycle access.