Aug. 2, 2017 through June 2019
- The Stillwater Lift Bridge over the St. Croix River between Stillwater, MN and Houlton, WI is closed to ALL traffic
- Traffic has been transferred to the new St. Croix Crossing bridge to the south in Oak Park Heights as the Stillwater Lift Bridge will be converted to a bicycle/pedestrian facility. It will reopen for pedestrian and bicycle traffic only in June of 2019
- Note: the Stillwater Lift Bridge lift schedule is still in effect, see below for details
The U.S. Coast Guard announced a test deviation for the Stillwater Lift Bridge's lift schedule to open daily, every 30 minutes from 8 a.m. until midnight, and upon two hour notice from midnight until 8 a.m. This test deviation was effective from 8 a.m. Aug. 23, 2017 through 11:59 p.m. Oct. 15, 2017. Public comment will be accepted on this test schedule.
Efforts will be made to minimize impacts to river traffic by scheduling work both outside of the navigation season and within the navigation season.