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Restricted traffic through Riverside Park due to construction

Brad Williams



Under normal circumstances, La Crosse’s Riverside Park would be filled with tents, stages, and visitors this week, during Riverfest. 

But the park is mainly empty, because the coronavirus led to the festival’s cancellation for this year. 

And now, the riverfront is about to become more empty for a few weeks. 

The entrance and east leg of Veterans Memorial Drive through the park is now closed to traffic for nine hours a day, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Normal traffic resumes at 3 p.m. while a construction project is happening. 

The west leg of the road, closest to the river, will be two-way during the hours of construction, with a turnaround near the Hiawatha statue.     

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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