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Bridge Management Plan is a key stipulation
in the 2006 Amended Section 106 Memorandum
of Agreement (MOA) for the St.
Croix River Crossing Project (Stipulation
III). And the Lift Bridge is one of 24 bridges identified by Mn/DOT
for long-term preservation as part of Mn/DOT’s statewide
June 2006 Historic Bridges Management Plan.
these, Mn/DOT’s Bridge Office, Cultural Resources
Unit, a consultant team and Stillwater Lift Bridge Advisory Committee
has completed a condition assessment and a bridge operations
and maintenance manual for the historic Stillwater Lift Bridge
and it’s concourse. An approved Operations and Maintenance
Manual was also used to develop the Stillwater Lift Bridge
The Stillwater Lift Bridge Management Plan describes how the
Stillwater Lift Bridge is to be managed during its interim vehicular
use and after its conversion to pedestrian/bicycle use. It will
also establish the priorities for a repair project in order to
allow the Stillwater Lift Bridge to function with the proposed
ultimate goal of the Highway 8 study was to find ways to relieve
congestion and improve safety and travel time on Hwy 8. Mn/DOT
would like this corridor to function satisfactorily as an Interregional
Corridor (IRC), the purpose of which is to enhance the economic
vitality of the state by providing safe, timely and efficient
movement of goods and people. Currently, Hwy 8 experiences a
number of factors that keep average speeds below IRC performance
targets, and speeds are projected to get even lower in future
years. Several factors provide justification for long-term corridor
improvements, including safety, congestion, regional access,
population growth and environmental sensitivity.
is a major east-west travel corridor in St. Croix County. It
joins WIS 35 near Somerset to serve interstate, interregional
and local traffic between Houlton, Somerset and New Richmond.
Conversion of WIS 35/64
to a four-lane, divided highway began in August 2002. The new
highway will run from 150th Avenue, east of Houlton, to 145th
Street, east of New Richmond. It will run south of Somerset and
north of New Richmond.
Interchanges will provide
direct access to the highway at County V, 38th Street, WIS 35
and 110th Street. Overpass structures will be located at 150th
Avenue, County I and County K. An overpass will also be built
for the Wisconsin Central Railroad.