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St. Croix Crossing

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

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What's Next: St. Croix Crossing

The St. Croix Crossing bridge is now open

The St. Croix Crossing connecting Oak Park Heights, Minnesota, and St. Joseph, Wisconsin opened to traffic on August 2, 2017. Below is a summary of remaining bridge construction through November 2017.


Minnesota construction will continue from August 2017 through November 2017. Work includes:

  • Finishing bridge painting – anticipated completion by late August
  • Finishing removal of construction staging areas and restoration of wetlands under the bridge on the Minnesota side – anticipated completion by November
  • Finishing electrical wiring inside the bridge – anticipated completion by late August
  • Installing lighting on the river piers – anticipated completion by late September
  • Removing access road and dockwall south of the bridge and restoring wetlands – anticipated completion by November
  • Removing sheet pile wall under the bridge at the Wisconsin bluff – anticipated completion by mid-August
  • Landscaping east of Hwy 95, including tree planting and grass seeding – anticipated completion by late September


Wisconsin construction will continue from September 2017 through November 2017. Work includes:

  • Removing the east and west crossovers on Highways 35/64
  • Removing the temporary access and turn lane to Andersen Scout Camp Rd. from Highways 35/64
  • Replacing guardrail under the 150th Ave. structure on Highways 35/64 near the east crossover
  • Constructing Kriesel Farm Rd. (formerly Frontage Rd. A) which connects Old Highways 35/64 in Houlton to Andersen Scout Camp Rd.
  • Constructing a maintenance crossover between eastbound and westbound Highways 35/64
  • Extending Hawk St. South to the snow storage area
  • Grading and placing base aggregate in the park & ride lot near Hawk St. South and Hwy 35
  • Building the Loop Trail access from the park & ride lot to the existing trail south of the pedestrian tunnel

Stay Connected

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