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Heavy agriculture equipment damaging roads

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LA CROSSE, WI (WXOW)—Heavy agriculture equipment is damaging some of our roadways and bridges.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation said most weight restriction laws were set decades ago and haven't kept up with changes in technology.

DOT wants to find a balance between agriculture that is important to our economy and preserving our roads.

The bluffs are an issue in our part of the state because they can limit sight lines on the roads.

"When you have a farm implement that keeps getting larger and larger and a car coming the other direction crests the hill and is surprised to find a farm implement taking up more than half of the road it can be a real safety concern," Dave Vieth, Director, Bureau of Highway Maintenance said.

The meetings with DOT and UW-Extension will begin at the end of the month.

There is a meeting at the Cashton Community Hall on August 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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