Night hauling ends; 24-hour pier work underway

St. Croix Crossing logo            Night hauling from Oak Park Heights to Baytown Township is completed, but overnight work continues in Oak Park Heights’ Old Neighborhood section and is underway on all five bridge piers in the river, St. Croix Crossing project officials said Friday.

Heading into the Labor Day holiday weekend, all local highways will be open and there is no construction occurring from tonight through Tuesday morning on land and in the St. Croix River.

Although night hauling has ended, project officials said some additional night hauling might occur later in the construction season.

However, when construction resumes Tuesday, work on the five bridge piers will be done 24 hours a day until early December, project officials said. Crews started work on the Pier 10 foundation and are now working on all bridge pier foundations in the river.

River boaters are reminded that the no-wake safety zone is in effect between Stillwater and Bayport for worker safety and equipment stability.

Also on Tuesday, motorists travelling on Minnesota 95 between 10th Avenue North and the Minnesota 36 junction will shift east onto temporary pavement through the fall and MN 95 will have single lanes in each direction. The shift is needed so crews can reconstuct and realign MN 95.

On-going project-related traffic impacts include intermittent closures of Pickett Avenue North and 56th Street North near MN 95 through mid-September. One of the two roads will remain open at all times for access to and from MN 95 as crews complete land clearing and utility work, officials said. 56th Street North will close permanently in mid-September.

Construction of the new Beach Road overpass continues and crews will remove the old bridge and MN 36 ramps this fall, according to officials. Motorists should not experience any full closures of MN 36 for removal of the old bridge and the new span is scheduled to be finished in December.