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DOT surveying rest areas



French Island rest area to be completed by Oct. 2016

Every year, 17 million people stop at Wisconsin’s state-run rest areas.

The state DOT is asking travelers either to fill out a survey on paper at the rest areas or to take it online, here.

Questions include why you stop at a rest area, how long you stop and reason you’re traveling.

Just last week at public forum, the DOT asked La Crosse residents to comment on rest area improvements that are planned for next year on French Island. Construction on Rest Area 31 off I-90 should be completed by Oct. of 2016.


A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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