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What's on Tap for the St. Croix River Crossing Project in 2013

Construction on the new St. Croix River Crossing in Oak Park Heights is expected to begin in May 2013.

Whether you love it, hate it or claim indifference, the St. Croix River Crossing was the biggest story of 2012 in the St. Croix Valley.

On March 14, President Barack Obama signed a bill exempting the St. Croix River Crossing from the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. A project decades in the making could finally move forward.

This year, construction will begin.

What's On Tap For 2013:

MnDOT will talk more firmly about dates in a few weeks, Mary McFarland Brooks, a department spokesperson said.

Click here to watch the progress of construction on MnDOT's live webcam.

Dennis Benson January 04, 2013 at 09:17 PM
We do appreciate the updates and progress on this necessary and long over due project D Benson
K January 05, 2013 at 12:50 AM
Does anyone know if we (the public) are finally going to get the long promised ( by the MN DNR) public boat access/launch to the St.Croix, in conjunction with this project ?
Shawn Hogendorf January 05, 2013 at 02:16 AM
It appears so, K. Here's a list of the mitigation items that are a part of this project: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/stcroixcrossing/pdf/projectlayout-on%20aerial-with-mitigation-impl-status-11-15-12-reducedsize.pdf Looks like it has 90 "percent complete," with an agreement approved, but waiting for an implementation date.
K January 05, 2013 at 03:45 PM
Thanks !!! Finally, the public will get access to middle part of our river back (ever since the King Plant access was closed 20+yrs ago)
Mike Knox January 05, 2013 at 08:29 PM
Mort, you are welcome to move over here. We don't work for less and we get the same TV channels, but we do root for a different team.

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