Work Resumes This Week On The St. Croix Crossing

Monday, March 31st, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Road work is set to resume this week on the St. Croix Crossing, a new four-lane highway bridge over the St. Croix River.

Crews will work to reconstruct the 4-mile stretch of Highway 36/95 on the Minnesota side that leads up to the new bridge. Work will take place on the westbound lanes of Highway 36 while traffic uses the eastbound lanes. In mid-summer 2014, traffic will switch to single lane in each direction using the westbound lanes, while crews reconstruct the eastbound lanes.

The new structure, which will replace the old Stillwater Lift Bridge, will connect Minnesota and Wisconsin.

The $332 million project is steadily moving ahead, but will be at the mercy of weather this week with snow and rain in the forecast.

ThePier foundations (everything below the water surface) were completed in December of 2013. Crew are now working on the bridge piers structures above the waterline.

All Minnesota approach work is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2014 and the new St. Croix Crossing bridge and Wisconsin approach work will be complete in late summer/early fall 2016.

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