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St. Croix Crossing

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

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Short term partial closure of Lookout Trail anticipated for late September

Removal of the old Beach Road bridge expected to begin in October

A short term partial closure of Lookout Trail is anticipated for late September. The closure is needed for crews to complete utility work. Residents will still be able to access Lookout Trail from Upper 61 Street but access to and from Highway 95 will be closed.

Removal of the old Beach Road bridge expected to occur in October

Crews will remove the old Beach Road bridge in October, as work continues on construction of the new Beach Road bridge. The westbound Highway 36 ramp from Beach Road remains open, but is expected to close later this fall. No full closures of Highway 36 are expected as part of the bridge removal process.

Ongoing traffic impacts

Traffic traveling on Highway 95 between 10th Avenue N. and the Highway 36 junction has shifted east onto the temporary pavement through Fall 2013. Highway 95 will continue to have a single lane in each direction. This movement is necessary for crews to reconstruct and realign Highway 95.

Construction of the new Beach Road bridge continues through the end of November. Crews will remove the old bridge and Highway 36 ramps this fall. There will be no full closures of Highway 36 for this removal.

Overnight work on the bridge foundations continues. The noise disruptions associated with the nighttime work are similar to noise associated with the ongoing daytime work. Crews will work 24 hours a day starting Sunday night through daytime Saturday, and the nighttime work is expected until early December.

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Project information

The Minnesota approach project will be complete by fall 2014 and the new St. Croix Crossing bridge will be complete in fall 2016. When all work is finished, motorists will have smoother highway pavement surfaces, improved flow at intersections, improved frontage road system 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.

To learn how the St. Croix Crossing Bridge foundations are being built, check out the seven “easy” steps slide show under the construction/design tab on our website.

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