Lake Hallie (WQOW)- The Lake Hallie Village Board has approved a celebration to mark the grand opening of the new and improved Business 53.
The Opening Day Celebration is scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday, October 22.
The road is expected to be back open by mid-November, according to a press release from Ayres Associates, the engineering firm in charge of the project.
The theme of the event is “Lake Hallie Means Business on Business 53!” The festivities will be from 2 to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of SOLD4U Auctions, 2644 Hallie Road, across the highway from ShopKo. The event kicks off with music provided by Visit Eau Claire, followed by a brief program at 2:30 p.m. and the official ribbon-cutting at 3 p.m.
The approximately 2-mile-long project between Melby Street and Highway 124 has involved the reconstruction of the four-lane highway, along with replacement of signals along the route and the reconfiguration of one intersection. Construction will continue into mid-November.