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October 1, 2014

St. Croix bridge project inching toward actual construction

The plan to replace the Stillwater Lift Bridge with a new span over the St. Croix River has been 20 years in the making. But it may be nearing the point where workers actually start building the $626 million bridge connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Before work starts, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has to finish its permit application with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A final piece of that effort is a monthlong public comment period that began Tuesday, KSTP reports.

Here’s the application. Here’s a MnDOT project description.

KSTP’s report: