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Downtown La Crosse 3rd Street roofing project, with traffic diversion, could last into June

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It may take a few more weeks to complete roofing work on a 3rd Street building in downtown La Crosse.

La Crosse’s board of public works agreed at its Monday meeting to extend traffic shifts in the area of 3rd and State into June, so the roof work can be completed on the Gundersen Health System building, which was formerly occupied by Wettstein’s.

Weather reportedly has caused delays in the project, which was scheduled to be done this week.

The public works meeting was held in the newly redecorated council chambers at La Crosse City Hall.

Mayor Mitch Reynolds said it was the first government meeting to be held in the chamber since the renovation project began last year — partly to remove asbestos, which had been in City Hall since it was built in 1970.

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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