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La Crosse County planning repairs to 9 miles of county roads next year



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.

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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