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Losey Boulevard traffic backups expected Thursday



The La Crosse Street Department warns of heavy traffic because of lane closures starting Thursday, Aug. 22.

The City of La Crosse Street Department announced the northbound lanes of Losey Boulevard at Mormon Coulee Road will be temporarily closed starting Thursday.

Southbound lanes will remain open. The public sidewalk along the east side of the street will also be closed.

The temporary closure is for private utility work for a housing development project.

The Street Department said a detour will be posted using Mormon Coulee Road and Ward Avenue (eastbound), returning northbound traffic to Losey Boulevard.

Depending on weather conditions, the temporary closure is expected to last through the weekend, with northbound lanes on Losey reopening by Monday, August 26, 2019.

Additionally, westbound traffic on La Crosse St. from Losey Boulevard will be reduced to one lane for about 200 feet. According to a news release, those lanes are expected to be reopened by Friday.

Kaitlyn Riley’s passion for communications started on her family’s dairy farm in Gays Mills, Wis. Wanting to share agriculture’s story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club while volunteering as a news reporter for the college radio station. She also founded the university’s first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat. In her professional career, Kaitlyn has worked in radio, print and television news doing everything from covering local events to interviewing presidential candidates, and putting back on her barn boots to chat with farmers in the field. Today, Kaitlyn can be seen covering local stories that matter to you in the La Crosse area.

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