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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Construction projects delayed due to coronavirus quarantine


Last updated 4/16/2020 at 1:11pm

LaCROSSE — Gov. Jay Inslee’s “stay home, stay healthy” quarantine has halted construction on railroad tracks.

Upgrades were scheduled for the Hooper Railroad line near State Highway 26 in Adams and Whitman counties between Mileposts 25-42.

The project included replacing ties, rail other track materials.

According to project engineer Chad Simonson with the state Department of Transportation, all that remains to be completed on that project is two pedestrian crossings in LaCrosse.

Simonson said the crossings are completed for pedestrian use, just not wheelchairs.

“Concrete has to...

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