St. Croix Crossing aerial view

St. Croix Crossing

Connecting Oak Park Heights, Minn. and St. Joseph, Wis.

St Croix Crossing logo

Project survey

MnDOT is interested in hearing what you think about its efforts to communicate about the St. Croix Crossing project, as well as your general thoughts about the project. We are using a short survey that is anonymous and takes only a few minutes to complete. We appreciate your input. The survey will remain open until March 25, 2018.

Traffic Impacts

Current

St. Croix Crossing final work and mitigation

Although the Hwy 36 St. Croix river crossing opened to traffic on Wed, Aug. 2, 2017, additional work remains to complete the project.

Spring 2018
Work includes:

Road closures

7 a.m. Mon, May 21 through Friday afternoon, May 25
  • Hwy 95/Main St. N in Stillwater will be closed from Myrtle St. to Mulberry St. for the installation of watermain and sanitary sewer utilities to Stillwater’s newest hotel.
    • Local Downtown Traffic Detour: Water St. N or 2nd St. N 
    • Note: This closure is not part of the Hwy 95 Stillwater project south of downtown Stillwater.

Construction on related projects

Stillwater Lift Bridge Project

Bridge closure
Aug. 2017 to June 2019

With the new St. Croix Crossing bridge opened to traffic, the historic Stillwater Lift Bridge conversion project has begun.

The bridge, spanning the St. Croix River, will be converted to a bicycle/pedestrian crossing and will also become part of a five-mile “loop trail” system connecting the new river bridge with the historic bridge. The Lift Bridge will continue to operate to allow boat navigation beneath.

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Hwy 95 in Stillwater

Construction of the Upper Loop Trail along Hwy 95 in Stillwater includes adding new drainage structures beneath Hwy 95 near the Oasis Café and landscaping’.

  • Note: Hwy 95 will close from north of Hwy 36 to Nelson St. in late may for approx. three weekes.
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Project news

Blog series

Video series: Building the St. Croix Crossing

Want a closer look at St. Croix Crossing construction? Check out our video series to discover more about the major stages of bridge construction, from laying the bridge foundations below the water to making the finishing touches on the bridge.

  • In the first video, learn how crews constructed the bridge foundation below the water.
  • In the second video, find out how the bridge piers and crossbeams were constructed
  • In the third video, see how crews assembled the bridge deck.
  • The fourth video will give you a glimpse of how the pier towers and stay cables were erected.
  • The fifth video (below) takes a look at the finishing touches on the bridge, including chip sealing and painting

Visit our YouTube channel to view the entire video series!