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Businesses raise concerns over 8th St. project
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MONROE - Some people with a vested interest in commercial success along 8th Street voiced their concerns for the upcoming reconstruction project proposed for the street from 6th Avenue West to Wisconsin 69 during an informational meeting at Monroe City Hall on Wednesday. Fehr Graham Engineering and Environmental outlined the plans to update 8th Street with new asphalt and sidewalks, replacement of sewer main and the addition of interconnected traffic lights. Jesse Duff, a local projects engineer with the company, shared the details of the project plan: Essentially from the Wis. 69 intersection to the entrance of Taco Bell along 8th Street will be updated; they will be ripping out pavement, curb and sidewalk; and a focal point will be to update pipes running underneath the street.