St. Croix Crossing final work and mitigation
Although the Hwy 36 St. Croix river crossing opened to traffic on Aug. 2, 2017, additional work remains to complete the project.
- Final cleanup and landscaping
- Rehabilitation and conversion of Stillwater Lift bridge to bicycle/pedestrian traffic and to serve boat traffic
- Completion of Loop Trail pipe railing and trail closed down the Houlton hill all winter
- Growth Management and Riverway MOU mitigation items
Celebrating Independence Day in Stillwater
With the upcoming Independence Day fireworks and other events in Stillwater, we’d like to provide some information about parking and where you can and can’t watch the fireworks display this year.
No stopping or parking on the St. Croix Crossing bridge
Stopping to let off passengers or parking on the new St. Croix Crossing bridge or the Hwy 35 bridge over Hwy 64 in Wisconsin is prohibited. Law enforcement officers from both Minnesota and Wisconsin will be present during Independence Day activities to keep traffic flowing across the new bridge and on Minnesota Hwy 36, Hwy 95 and Wisconsin Hwy 64.
Construction on related projects
Stillwater Lift Bridge Project
August 2017 through fall 2019
With the new St. Croix Crossing bridge opened to traffic, the historic Stillwater Lift Bridge conversion project has begun. The Lift Bridge is now closed to ALL traffic.
The Lift bridge, spanning the St. Croix River, will be converted to a bicycle/pedestrian crossing and will also become part of a five-mile “loop trail” system connecting the new river bridge with the historic bridge. The Lift Bridge will continue to operate to allow boat navigation beneath.
Wisconsin Hwy 64, Houlton, Wis.
Wisconsin Hwy 64 Loop Trail in Wisconsin: Construction of Loop Trail in Wisconsin (part of St. Croix Crossing’s Loop Trail project) and landscaping. Includes construction of two trailhead parking lots, a restroom and a picnic shelter with tables and benches.