Plans are in the works to fix the washed-out highway near Wisconsin Dells.
The breach and failure of County Highway 'A' during June's torrential rains and floods, resulted in the draining of the popular attraction, Lake Delton. Now, there's a plan to replace the roadway.
Bill Oliva with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation says they plan on starting construction in the fall.
The massive floods caused a hole, which is 700-feet long, 370-feet wide and 30-feet deep. The new plan would fill of portion of that hole and rebuild the highway located in Sauk County … even better than before.
Oliva says officials hope to have the road reopened by the end of the year. They expect to refill Lake Delton with nearly 700 million gallons of water by late spring.
The 267-acre man-made body of water is a summer destination for thousands of tourists featuring Tommy Bartlett's Thrill Show.
The plan to replace County Highway 'A' was developed by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, along with help from the Department of Natural Resources and other state, federal and local agencies.