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Noisy work ahead for crews building La Crosse’s River Point project

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The sounds of pumping water and cutting through concrete will be heard frequently this spring and summer at the River Point construction site in La Crosse.

Contractors putting up housing and other buildings asked Monday the La Crosse Board of Public Works for permission to do the water pumping and cutting at night. Those buildings are going up now at the construction site between the riverfront and Copeland Avenue.

The board approved a limited exemption for noise levels at the River Point project site, off Copeland Avenue. Hours of overnight work are expected to take place between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

The exemption on construction noise may last into October, and the current project could be finished by December, according to city documents.

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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