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St. Croix Crossing

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

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Public meeting for Hwys 36/95 2014 construction schedule set for March 12

Bridge construction continues through winter

Feb. 21, 2014

STILLWATER, Minn. – Area residents and business owners are invited to attend one of two public meetings about 2014 St. Croix Crossing Highway 36 and Highway 95 construction. The meetings will occur Wednesday, March 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4:30-7 p.m., at the Oak Park Heights City Hall—14168 Oak Park Blvd. N.

Project staff will be present to discuss the St. Croix Crossing Minnesota approach 2014 construction schedule, which includes Highway 36/95 and frontage road reconstruction, utility installation and trail construction. Information about Wisconsin approach and St. Croix Crossing bridge work also will be available. Representatives from the city of Oak Park Heights and Washington County will be present to share information about additional local road construction projects occurring in the area in 2014.

During 2014 construction, Highway 36 and Highway 95 will remain open and access to businesses and residences will be available at all times. Highway 36 will be single lane in each direction between Washington/Norell Avenue and Highway 95 for the entirety of the 2014 construction season.

More detailed information and maps showing the 2014 construction schedule will be provided at the public meeting.

All Minnesota approach work is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2014 and the new St. Croix Crossing bridge will be complete in late summer 2016. When all work is finished, motorists will have smoother highway pavement surfaces, improved flow at intersections, an improved frontage road system—including safer access—and a new river crossing between Minnesota and Wisconsin. All of this will occur while maintaining or restoring the area’s cultural, historic and environmental resources.

Winter construction update

Crews are making progress in early 2014 on the new St. Croix Crossing bridge piers, both on the Minnesota shoreline and in the St. Croix River.

Pile driving work for the Minnesota approach pier foundations (Piers 1-7) is about 35 percent complete.

Crews will begin building up Pier 8—the river pier closest to the Minnesota shoreline—during the week of Feb. 24, weather permitting. Work on the other river piers will resume when ice melts on the St. Croix River.

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