Tunnel Under Menomonie Street

Two people using Eau Claire’s recreational trail system cross Menomonie Street on Thursday by the construction site for the County Materials Complex. The street is scheduled for construction in 2023, which will include replacing the crosswalk with a pedestrian underpass.

EAU CLAIRE — A pedestrian underpass and roundabout are part of Menomonie Street construction the city plans to do in 2023 near the County Materials Complex construction site.

The project is scheduled next year so it will be ready in time for the first major event scheduled at the athletics and event complex — UW-Eau Claire’s 2024 spring graduation ceremony.

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Local government reporter/Business editor

A lifelong Wisconsin resident, Andrew Dowd graduated from Verona Area High School in 2000. From there he attended UW-Eau Claire, earning his bachelor's degree in 2004 with a major in print journalism and minor in political science. During college, he was on staff at the school newspaper, The Spectator, and also worked part-time at the Leader-Telegram. Following graduation, he spent nearly a year as a reporter for The Stevens Point Journal before taking a job at the Leader-Telegram in August 2005. He's focused on reporting on local government, but has covered a variety of subjects including business, area development and human interest stories. In addition to writing for the daily newspaper, he also is editor of the quarterly Business Leader magazine.