You could call it the highway plan that wouldn’t die.
The Wisconsin DOT continues to list a proposed north La Crosse highway through the marsh on its future priority list.
The $140 million corridor plan has been argued about for decades, and city voters expressed opposition to the project in a 1998 referendum.
Transportation secretary Craig Thompson says the project is due to be examined again this year.
“Our transportation projects commission’s gonna meet again in 2021,” said Thompson, “and if we can’t find greater consensus on that, we may remove that from the potential projects.”
state says local traffic volumes are still high enough to keep the proposal alive.