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WIS 35 detour to begin next week

March 11, 2014

Work continues on Wisconsin approach work

Beginning Monday, March 17, WIS 35 will close to traffic to allow for the construction of the new WIS 35 overpass over the future WIS 64 that will connect with the new St. Croix Crossing.

The highway will be closed between County Road V and Houlton. Motorists on WIS 35 will use County Road E and County Road V until the state highway re-opens to traffic in July, weather permitting. View the detour map. In order to minimize the inconvenience of a longer-term detour, crews will be working 24-hour shifts. Their work schedule will begin Monday mornings through Saturday mornings for about two months.

This week, crews are clearing trees, marking removal areas and clearing snow to get at the work site. It is possible that by the end of the week they might start excavation. They are also installing signage up for the detour route.

This year, crews will grade the new WIS 64 road surface between the river bluff and just north of County Road E. Grading work will continue in 2015 in the north project area to 150th Avenue. The new WIS 64 will be paved in 2016 and open to traffic simultaneously with the new St. Croix Crossing.

H. James & Sons, Inc. based in Fennimore, Wisconsin, is constructing the first portion of the approach work.

Additional project information
The overall three-mile project completes the WIS 64 majors project that was built in the early 2000's.

The four lane expressway from New Richmond to Houlton will now tie-in to the new St. Croix Crossing structure over the St. Croix River in 2016. The entire project will include:

  • WIS 35 overpass, located near the main bridge
  • WIS 35/County E interchange
  • Pedestrian and bike path
  • Two roundabouts located at the ramp terminals

Stay connected, ask questions or provide comments to the St. Croix Crossing project team:

For more information, contact:
Christine Ouellette, WisDOT NW Region Communications
Office (715) 833‐9814, Cell (715) 828‐9471

Jessica Wiens, MnDOT
Office (651) 366‐4272, Cell (651) 503-0637



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