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New interchange to open at deadly crossing


Eau Claire (WQOW) - A two year project to improve safety at a deadly intersection along highway 53 is complete.

Six people died in crashes over a 12-year old period at the intersection of 53 and County Highway V near Haugen. That's three times the state average. Now, the intersection is ready to re-open. A $10 million interchange has been constructed and will open next Monday. The DOT says it is now a much safer crossing.

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