The Beach Road ramp to westbound Hwy. 36 closed permanently Oct. 7.
Single-lane traffic will move to newly constructed eastbound lanes of Hwy. 36 in late-October.
New ramp between Hwy. 36 and Hwy. 95 will open in late-October.
New Hwy. 95 will open in late October.
New Beach Road bridge will open in late November.
Near the Wisconsin bluffs, crews have begun clearing trees for a new access trail. They’re excavating, preparing a trail surface, and planting trees. Crews also will install part of the drainage system that will connect to the bridge approach. No traffic delays are expected and work is expected to continue for three weeks.
A short-term partial closure of Lookout Trail will begin this week, but residents will have ongoing access. Crews will complete utility work.
Bridge foundation work in the St. Croix River is on schedule for completion by early 2014. Workers are drilling 40 caissons into the muck and bedrock. Caissons are 9-feet diameter steel casings. Crews drill them up to 120 feet below the river surface, then fill them with rebar and concrete to create foundations for the new bridge.
By November or December, reconstructed eastbound lanes of Hwy. 36 east of Osgood Avenue will open, as will the Hwy. 95 alignment near Hwy. 36.
The new Beach Road bridge will open by the end of November if weather allows. The old Beach Road bridge should be removed by late October. Hwy. 36 will not close during that removal.
End of 2014, weather permiting: Minnesota approach work completed.
Starts 2014, finishes 2016: Wisconsin approach work.
Fall 2016: Bridge opens to traffic.
Completed 2017: Loop trail and Stillwater Lift Bridge conversion to a bicycle and pedestrian bridge
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