Proposed changes coming to County Road GI

Federal grant to pay $3.6 million of project

A county road leading to a popular local camp ground could soon see changes.

La Crosse County hosted an informational forum Friday on the proposed changes coming to County Road GI, leading to Goose Island. The proposed improvements include widening the road, reconstructing boat landing, and improving campground roadways and campsites.

A federal grant for $3.6 million will fund most of the improvement project, keeping much of the burden off taxpayers.

“That is a great benefit to be able to improve access, improve usability if you will, without impacting the property tax levy in a large way,” said La Crosse County Highway Commissioner Ron Chamberlain.

La Crosse County plans to begin construction in 2018.