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Eau Claire plans for Dewey Street Bridge construction

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Eau Claire (WQOW)- For the city surrounded by rivers, Eau Claire City Council is looking towards the future for one is crossed over, as the city plans upgrades to the Dewey Street Bridge.

On Tuesday the city council approved an agreement with the Wisconsin DOT which allows the department to fund 80 percent of the project, project to cost about $2 million.  The project includes new pavement and sidewalks, and new lighting and bridge railings.  The city said the bridge was built in 1931 and the project is meant to restore that historical design.  The bridge will be closed to all traffic during construction, which isn't expected to begin until summer of 2020.

City council also approved the rezoning for a new memory care and assisted living facility on Tuesday.  The new development will be located on Eau Claire's northwest side new Mill Run Road.  Also on that side of town, city council approved a new place to cast ballots this election season.  Calvary Baptist Church located on Epiphany Lane will become a new polling site for wards 22,23,50 and 51.  The city said it's replacing the voting location at Plymouth Congregational United Church which was destroyed in a fire last month.

A new restaurant received the go-ahead from Eau Claire City Council on Tuesday.  Roble Tacos & Tequila will soon be located on Keystone Crossing, across the street from Texas Roadhouse.  Owners said the new restaurant will be serving southwest style and wood-fired food.  They hope to open in December.

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