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Main road through Riverside Park is closing for about 2 months

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No driving through Riverside Park in La Crosse, for the next few weeks. 

As of Wednesday morning, Veterans Memorial Drive north of State Street will be closed to traffic, so work crews can build a new landing for large boats cruising the Mississippi. 

Jim Flottmeyer of the park department says the work crews need to have heavy equipment on the actual road, which will keep the loop to the park shut down, probably until early April.

People using Riverside Park and its connected trails can park in the Oktoberfest lot during the next month or two, while the project is being done.  

You can still walk through the park, but you won’t be able to drive, except for the loop at the end of State Street. 

An expansion of the boat landing is needed before the Viking Cruise Line begins visits to La Crosse this summer.  

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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