Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Aug. 20, 2018

Emergency storm sewer pipe repairs delayed at east end of new Highway 36/64 St. Croix Crossing bridge

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Repairs to a storm sewer pipe on the Wisconsin bluff at the end of the new Highway 36/64 St. Croix River Crossing bridge in St. Joseph Township, Wisconsin, have been delayed until next Monday, Aug. 27.

Repairs had originally been scheduled to begin today with a lane closure on the eastbound bridge. However a modified plan now will use a barge moored beneath the bridge to place rip-rap to repair the shoreline and restore the St. Croix River’s eastern shoreline. Work on the storm sewer pipe will be carried out from land with crews reaching the location from the Wisconsin State Trunk Highway 35 overpass. The new plan will not affect traffic on the St. Croix Crossing bridge.

The storm sewer pipe on the bluff along the St. Croix River was damaged during a heavy rainstorm the week of June 23. Following the incident, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation made temporary repairs until permanent repairs could be planned, designed and permitted.

All work is expected to be completed by late September.

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