Ribbon cutting held for Eagle Viewing Area in La Crosse

La Crosse and state officials are celebrating the end of a long running project in our community.

A ribbon cutting Wednesday celebrated the opening of the Eagle Viewing area near Exit 3 in La Crosse.

The site includes a multi-use trail system as well as a four acre Eagle Viewing Area.

As a major entry point into La Crosse, officials are thrilled to see an improved and more welcoming first impression for visitors.

“You know, one of the things I think we maybe living here take a little bit for granted is just how beautiful this area is and to have projects where we’re getting people connected to the water, connected to that resource, I think is so vitally important,” said La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat.

The eagle viewing area is part of a $65 million dollar reconstruction of I-90’s exit three in La Crosse.

For business owners in La Crosse, the completed project is worth the wait.

“And we now have the plus of the eagle watching area to get people off the highway and into an area that they can really enjoy they beauty of our part of God’s country,” said north side business owner Randy Eddy Sr.

The improvements were made possible by Federal, State and local money of more than 800- thousand-dollars.