Wisconsin Department of Transportation names low bidder for first project to connect with St. Croix Crossing
Bid meets deadline and budget
Dec. 10, 2013
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has identified H. James & Sons, Inc. based in Fennimore, Wis., as the apparent low bidder to construct the first portion of the state’s approach to the new St. Croix Crossing.
WisDOT will now review the $4.7 million bid to verify and validate the contract documents before it is awarded, which is standard WisDOT practice for all lets. The contract calls for construction to begin in spring 2014 and conclude in fall 2014. The work will include building the new WIS 35 overpass and grading and base course work from the new structure to County E.
“We are excited to get work started on our side of the river,” said David Solberg, WisDOT’s project manager. “The bar has been set high on this project for being on time and on budget and this let is another example of quality work by WisDOT to meet the goals of the project.”
Work is tentatively scheduled to begin in March. During construction of the overpass next spring a detour will be utilized. Motorists on WIS 35 will need to use County E and County V until the first part of July.
Additional project information
The overall three-mile project completes the WIS 64 majors project that was built in the early 2000's.
The four lane expressway from New Richmond to Houlton will now tie-in to the new St. Croix Crossing structure over the St. Croix River that is expected to open in 2016. The project will include:
- WIS 35 overpass, located near the main bridge
- WIS 35/County E interchange
- Pedestrian and bike path
- Two roundabouts located at the ramp terminals
Stay connected, ask questions or provide comments to the St. Croix Crossing project team:
- Visit the project website
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- Call the hotline at 1-855-GO-CROIX (462-7649)
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