Traffic Study

There's no doubt that the south side of Eau Claire is going to keep growing.

The question is, can the road around there handle it?

On Wednesday night, city leaders heard the results of a year-long study by state transportation officials, and their answer is yes, but it will take some minor modifications to Golf Road and Hwy. 53.

Some of those changes would include extra turning lanes.

Officials with the DOT say no major construction will be necessary in order to accommodate increased traffic.

Officials say the study only supports developments that are currently planned; they say extra developments will create traffic problems.