This 12-minute video, produced in the late 1990s by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, outlines Option 5B1, the proposed $80 million north-south corridor that would connect Interstate 90 with South Avenue. The project, which was rejected by La Crosse residents in 1998, was never built.
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The cost of a long-delayed and contentious proposal to build a north-south corridor in La Cr…
At issue is how the department forecasts highway traffic volumes decades into the future, which in turn affects which highways get state funds for improvements.