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Highway 16 Construction Begins

A stretch of Highway 16 in Onalaska shut down last night and will only be re-opened on weekends for the next 3 weeks.

Jim Roy with the Department of Transportation says the stretch is from Highway 157 and South Kinney Coulee Road. Traffic will be detoured to Highway 157 and Interstate 90. So why close a week at a time?

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He recommends that this morning if you're going to work, traveling westbound on Highway 16, to take the detour. Or if you work downtown an appropriate route would be to take exit 3 and go down Highway 35. Access to the mall will remain open and the road will be open on the weekends.

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