By Audrey Posten
The Crawford County Highway Department said the 10-mile stretch of Highway 35 from County Highway N north of Prairie du Chien to Lynxville will remain indefinitely closed to through traffic while a construction crew repairs a 330-foot section of the southbound lane, which was undermined when torrential rains caused rock and mud slides two weeks ago.
The state awarded an emergency contract to Hoffman Construction of Black River Falls, who started repairing the road on Monday.
Although the road remains closed to through traffic, local residents, as well as people camping, fishing or visiting businesses in the area, are allowed to access the road.
Dena Schneeberger, who owns the Spring Lake Inn with her husband, said they noticed a slowdown because of the road closure, so they contacted the highway department, asking for a sign to be put up that said the Spring Lake Inn was open.