Minnesota and Wisconsin transportation officials have scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for the new St. Croix bridge project connecting the two states.
Aside from a lone fisherman south of Stillwater’s Lift Bridge, all was quiet on the St. Croix River. But the calm isn’t going to last.
A series of open houses will be held in May and June for a project to build a bridge over the St. Croix River in northwestern Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Work has begun on the new St. Croix bridge project to connect Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Maple Grove-based C.S. McCrossan said in a lawsuit filed Monday that the Minnesota Department of Transportation unfairly rejected its bid to do approach work for the $626 million St. Croix Crossing project.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, said Monday it issued a permit to the Minnesota Department of Transportation for the St. Croix Crossing project.
Almost one-fifth of Wisconsin’s 70 active frac sand mines and processing plants were cited for environmental violations last year, as the industry continued to expand at a rapid clip.
Minnesota and Wisconsin transportation officials are ramping up planning and prep work for the $626.4 million St. Croix Crossing, a long-anticipated span to relieve the aging and congested Stillwater Lift Bridge.
Crews will have to move thousands of mussels in the St. Croix River as part of the bridge project connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The Stillwater Lift Bridge connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin is tentatively scheduled to reopen to vehicle traffic in about a month.