Construction work began last week on the Grand Avenue pedestrian bridge, closing the structure to foot traffic until early August. “Our plan is to have the bridge opened before the dinner on the bridge we have every year,” said Tim Pluth, deputy city engineer. “It will be closed during the duration of the construction.” That dinner, called Grand Evening on the Bridge, is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 22. The project’s anticipated completion date is Aug.
With the weather slowly warming up, that means road construction projects will begin breaking ground all over the state. Gov. Scott Walker has proclaimed this week Work Zone Awareness Week in Wisconsin, and a few state and local officials gathered at the Eau Claire State Patrol headquarters to inform residents to drive safe this summer. “Please be patient when you go into work zones,” said Jon Johnson, Eau Claire County highway commissioner. New technology such as flashing light