St. Croix Crossing

The new Beach Road bridge over Highway 36 in Oak Park Heights will open by Sunday, Nov. 24, weather permitting. The S. Frontage Road and Lookout Trail are also scheduled to open by the 24. A portion of Beach Road and the bridge over Highway 36 have been closed since August, while crews construct the [...]

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All 40 caissons — also known as drilled shafts — that are part of the St. Croix Crossing bridge foundations are complete and filled with concrete. Caissons are 9-feet diameter steel casings that extend 90-120 feet below the river surface and create a solid foundation for the new bridge. In addition, four of the 10 [...]

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The Oak Park Heights City Council is asking MnDOT to construct a safety barrier between Highway 36 and the South Frontage Road east of Osgood Avenue and west of Stagecoach road. At its Nov. 6 meeting the council unanimously approved a resolution requesting a barrier system because “the construction of the new STH 36 roadway [...]

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The contractor building the Minnesota approach to the planned St. Croix Crossing bridge will likely construct the bridge superstructure as well. On Nov. 1, MnDOT announced that a joint venture between Ames Construction and Lunda Construction Co. was the apparent low bidder for the superstructure contract. In addition to the St. Croix Crossing Minnesota approach [...]

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Motorists who use the South Frontage Road along Highway 36 in Oak Park Heights will experience a two-thirds mile closure for two weeks beginning Nov. 6, weather permitting, as part of the St. Croix Crossing project. The South Frontage Road will be closed from just east of Phil’s Tara Hideaway to Stagecoach Trail. Access from [...]

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The Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of Transportation have identified Ames/Lunda Joint Venture as the apparent low bidder to lead construction of the St. Croix Crossing bridge superstructure contract. MnDOT says it will closely review the selected bid to ensure the contractor meets specifications. Ames/Lunda’s $380 million bid includes a price component and a time component — [...]

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