More improvements could be coming to La Crosse’s Pearl Street. The city council finance committee has approved an extra $250,000 for rebuilding a walkway on Pearl Street, extending to the riverfront.
Plans for a new skyway to connect the Radisson and the remodeled La Crosse Center are being put on hold for now, according to city planner Andrea Trane.
“The cost if we were to put in the skyway was just not something that we could find funding for at this point,” Trane told the committee on Thursday, “so the alternative that we have right now is to more or less put the walkway back together.”
Trane says the elevated walk will require a lot more funding. The hotel and the La Crosse Center have been connected by one skyway ever since the two buildings first opened in 1980.
The Pearl Street project goes before the full council next week.