Crews modify problematic street markings on revamped Jackson Street in La Crosse

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Street crews worked Thursday to modify street markings at the Fourth Street and West Avenue intersections because the new lane configurations during the Jackson Street project weren’t working effectively, according to a Wisconsin Department of Transportation official.

The resurfacing project from Third Street to 23rd Street on one of La Crosse’s busiest streets resulted in a conflict between eastbound left-turning traffic and westbound through traffic, the official said.

The modifications, which are intended to improve the westbound through movements, include moving the designated bike lanes to the outside.

The DOT will monitor the two locations to ensure traffic flow and safety, the official said.

During the project, which began in June and recently wrapped up, Jackson was open only for local traffic only, with detours to Losey Boulevard and Ward and South avenues for through traffic.

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