City may dip into reserve fund to make changes to Exit 3 reconstruction

The city of La Crosse is looking to make changes to the Wisconsin DOT’s plan to reconstruct Exit 3 with money out of its own pocket.  

The DOT is reconfiguring Exit 3 on the north side as part of a $56-million plan to rebuild Interstate 90 in that area.

Part of the DOT’s plan includes altering Rose Street from George to Livingston Street, taking away some of the green space in the area.

To make up for the green space lost, the city’s Finance and Personnel Committee agreed to spend $250,000 to have a study done to find ways to change the project by creating more green space along the Black River.

Mayor Tim Kabat plans to take the money from the city’s reserve fund if the city council approves the plan.