Connect with us

As I See It

Patience please during construction



A little patience, please. Getting around in La Crosse has gotten more difficult of late with all of the construction going on. We’re getting a handful of new hotels, new private developments, and lots and lots of road construction. All of these projects happening at the same time is making navigating our city a little more of an adventure. Just ask anyone who was in town for the state track meet last weekend. Or ask the Fed Ex driver who stopped here to drop off a package, and to ask for directions to the Grandstay Hotel, just blocks away from this radio station. But getting there requires a series of turns and zig-zags, stretching what should be a four block ride into one lasting more than a mile. Friends have bemoaned how difficult it is to get around, especially during afternoon drive. But remember, we are all in this together. This is not a time for road rage. Just realize that when you jump in your car, getting where you are going will likely take a little extra time, and perhaps a lot more turns. But all of this gridlock, while frustrating, will be worth it in the end. New buildings, better roads, increased employment and an expanded tax base. It may be a long summer with all these roadblocks, but seeing all these improvements is much better than no new construction.

Scott Robert Shaw serves as WIZM Program Director and News Director, and delivers the morning news on WKTY, Z-93 and 95.7 The Rock. Scott has been at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 1989, and authors Wisconsin's only daily radio editorial, "As I See It" heard on WIZM each weekday morning and afternoon.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *