Walker announces plans for new rest stop in La Crosse

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU)-- Governor Scott Walker was in La Crosse Monday afternoon to announce plans for a new rest stop along a major highway.

He says the new facility will be built in 2016, at the same time as the planned construction of I-90. The rest stop will be on French island, near the airport, in La Crosse.

Governor Walker says these rest stops are an important part of tourism here in the state.

"We want to make sure that we have visitor centers to connect people not just here in La Crosse or Onalaska or Sparta, but all throughout the region to let people know about all of the attractions we have here in Wisconsin," said Walker.

The current rest area there was opened in 1977.

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