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Fire station construction to close Oakland Street; La Crosse street improvement happening at same time

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One street near the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse will be closed temporarily, while a new fire station is being built nearby.

The La Crosse Board of Public Works approved, at its weekly Monday meeting, a temporary shutdown of Oakland Street south of La Crosse Street.

Fred Mills of Wendel Construction asked for the street closing.

“We’re requesting the closure so that we can stage the CMU units and have better access to the west side of the project so that we can get the block for the masonry units for installation,” Mills told the board.

Oakland Street would be shut down around the same time that La Crosse Street is closed for improvements.

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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