More than 100 miles of county roads in La Crosse County have been identified as needing repairs, and about half of those miles are scheduled for work over a five-year period, starting in 2024.
The projects all rate a 5 or lower on a pavement scale, where 10 is the condition of a brand-new road. The estimated cost of fixing all 103 miles is about $84 million.
Nine miles of roadway in the northern part of the county are set for repairs in 2024.
County officials are discussing ways of financing the repairs, saying the state has only funded about 6 miles of road construction in La Crosse County in the past 5 years.
The county only repairs an average of 6 miles of roadway a year, spending about $4 million.
The county highway department has two road repair projects on the drawing board for 2024, on county B near I-90 and county XX near Holmen.