St. Croix Crossing aerial view

St. Croix Crossing

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

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Bridge foundations

All of the bridge foundations/footings below the water surface are now complete. Current there are two concrete footings at each of the five piers in the water. They stick up about 15 ft. above the water level with additional rebar above the concrete.

This is how crews constructed everything under the water surface:

2013 pier foundations work. Click for larger PDF version.
St. Croix Crossing founcations work

Wisconsin approach

The approach work on WIS 64 will begin in 2014 and be complete in fall 2016 when the new St. Croix Crossing opens. In 2014, crews will grade the new WIS 64 road surface between the river bluff and County Road E. They will also construct the WIS 35 overpass over WIS 64, which requires a detour beginning in March. View detour route (PDF 1 MB). Visit the Wisconsin project site for more information.

WIS 35 detour map. Click for larger PDF version.
St. Croix Crossing pier foundation progress

Minnesota approach

Minnesota approach work includes:

  • Reconstruct and realign Hwy 36 and Hwy 95
  • Directly connect Hwy 36 and Hwy 95 with ramps and traffic signals
  • Add turn lanes at Osgood and Greeley/Oakgreen intersections
  • Realign the Hwy 36 intersection at Greeley/Oakgreen
  • Create a shared center turn lane on the north and south frontage roads
  • Add a trail along the South Frontage Road to connect to the new Loop Trail
  • Add ponds to improve storm water runoff and water quality
  • Extend the South Frontage Road to Stagecoach Trail
  • Reconstruct the Beach Road bridge
  • Add traffic signals, lighting, signing and pavement markings
  • Implementing new Intelligent Transportation System that includes cameras and traffic detection
  • Relocate utilities

View Minnesota Hwy 36/95 approach work maps.