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Eau Claire City Council hears new plan for Menomonie Street

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - A street project alreadyapproved went back before the Eau Claire City Council. This time with a newoption

Theoriginal plan for Menomonie Streetwas to close it for construction from mid-May until just before the 4th of July.  A new option would keep part of the streetopen during construction, but would nearly double the time it would take tofinish it. 

Thenew option was drawn up after business owners said they were concerned aboutlosing business if the road was closed off completely.

"Ibelieve it would be reduced by 80 percent," said Chad Olson from Me-No-MoniePawn Shop. "Even if it was reduced by 50 percent which I think is veryoptimistic, we would have to shut our business down for that time and wouldhave to lay people off."

Thecity council will vote on which option to go with tomorrow night.

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