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City leaders continue discussions on Thomas Street project


Wausau city leaders met Thursday night to discuss the future of the controversial Thomas Street project.

Last month, the city was ruled ineligible to receive federal funding. But city leaders say they want to continue the project.

At tonight's meeting two options were presented. The more expensive one would widen Thomas Street to four lanes. The second would re-pave the road.

"When you build infrastructure it lasts for a long time," said Lisa Rasmussen, Wausau City Council President. "And so we have to look at future development. We have to look at what our needs are going to be today and what they are going to be 15 years from today. So I think that taking some time to digest all this and making the decision in February is right now the responsible thing for us to do. "

City leaders plan to meet next month to vote on the two options.

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