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.
The Stillwater Lift Bridge will close for several months starting Monday.
From project delivery and load testing to piers and purple prairie flowers, the estimated $626 million St. Croix Crossing project has a lot of moving parts.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is delaying plans to move two historic buildings in the path of the new St. Croix River Crossing in Oak Park Heights.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is asking the state Department of Justice to prosecute two silica sand mining companies for pollution violations.