La Crosse, WI (WXOW) ---- The construction project for a section of State Highway 35 in Onalaska is on course with little disruption to residents now that the 1 mile detour through their neighborhood has been discontinued.
Jarrod Holter works for the City of Onalaska and says business and residents have been cooperative but understandably a little frustrated. The detour started in April and was supposed to finish last month but due to archaeological findings was delayed.
On Monday the two lanes along 2nd Avenue on Highway 35 opened back up. Holter says he no longer hears the complaints he heard just a few days ago. "Increased traffic, not being able to get in and out of their driveway and the noise, but most of the residents took it really good."
That detour delay was a result of archeologists from the UW-La Crosse's Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center finding two dozen likely skeletal fragments from a several hundred year old native settlement.
The Highway 35 project is expected to be completed in early November.
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