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Gov. Evers pitches in with “Pothole Patrol” during Onalaska visit



Gov. Tony Evers helps crews fill potholes in Onalaska on May 31, 2023 (PHOTO: Brad Williams)

Wisconsin’s governor came to Onalaska on Wednesday to perform some road work.

Gov. Tony Evers helped street workers fill potholes on a residential street, as part of a statewide tour to promote his highway plans in the state budget.

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers poses on a cement roller, during a visit to Onalaska on May 31, 2023, promoting fixing Wisconsin roads. (PHOTO: Brad Williams)

“Since 2019, we’ve improved more than 58-hundred miles of roads, and nearly 16-hundred bridges in the state of Wisconsin,” Evers told an audience at the intersection of Lake Street and 8th Avenue, a few blocks north of Onalaska City Hall. “And I’m proud to help fix some of those myself, while on Pothole Patrol.”

Local crew members then smoothed out the hot mix with a steamroller. The governor had performed similar work earlier in the day in Chippewa Falls.

Besides touting the amount of roadwork done in Wisconsin each year, those officials also caution drivers to travel slowly in work zones and watch out for highway crews.

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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  1. Richard Lepsch

    June 1, 2023 at 9:19 am

    Typical democrat …. symbolism over substance. Stop pandering for photo opportunity

  2. R head

    June 1, 2023 at 12:21 pm

    Did Evers get permission from the teachers union. I hope he didn’t get any on him. My be we could get the homeless to help

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