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In the name of progress

Phil Pfuehler photo.

Travelers of Hwy. 35N just outside of River Falls experienced a 15-minute road-closure mid-morning Wednesday, May 15, as crews from Xcel Energy strung new electrical cables as part of construction for the new interchange at Radio Road.

Major earth-moving on the project began Tuesday, May 14, with two bulldozers stripping topsoil along the future Paulson Road right-of-way extension.

Meanwhile, other crews were busy relocating phone and gas utilities. Three troopers from the Wisconsin State Patrol assisted with the temporary road closure. Road reopened at 10:29 a.m.

One frustrated northbound motorist, waiting with others in a long line of vehicles, muttered, "Why can't they be doing this kind of thing at two or three in the morning."

Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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