The city of La Crosse is continuing to expand options
for local bike enthusiasts.
Earlier this week .
the city's Board of Public Works approved the purchase
of additional land near the campus of Gundersen Health
The city plans to create a new trail in that area
to connect with the existing trail running through
Green Island and Isle la Plume.
The total cost of the project will be 1-point-4 million
and is funded mostly by money generated by the tax
incremental district that surrounds Gundersen.
Mayor Tim Kabat says the goal is to eventually connect
the trail to downtown La Crosse.
Right now you leave the Gundersen campus and you get
over to Isle la Plume and you get up to Market Street
and then it's kind of an on-street route, so ultimately
we would like to see that Riverside trail continue.
The mayor says the city also hopes to expand the trail
in the other direction to South Avenue in the future
but those plans are on hold until the D-O-T's plans
to expand South Avenue are finalized