St. Croix Crossing aerial view

St. Croix Crossing

Connecting Oak Park Heights, Minn. and St. Joseph, Wis.

St Croix Crossing logo

Project survey

MnDOT is interested in hearing what you think about its efforts to communicate about the St. Croix Crossing project, as well as your general thoughts about the project. We are using a short survey that is anonymous and takes only a few minutes to complete. We appreciate your input. The survey will remain open until March 25, 2018.

Traffic Impacts


St. Croix Crossing final work and mitigation

Although the Hwy 36 St. Croix river crossing opened to traffic on Wed, Aug. 2, 2017, additional work remains to complete the project.

Spring 2018
Work includes:

Construction on related projects

Stillwater Lift Bridge Project

Bridge closure
Aug. 2017 to June 2019

With the new St. Croix Crossing bridge opened to traffic, the historic Stillwater Lift Bridge conversion project has begun.

The bridge, spanning the St. Croix River, will be converted to a bicycle/pedestrian crossing and will also become part of a five-mile “loop trail” system connecting the new river bridge with the historic bridge. The Lift Bridge will continue to operate to allow boat navigation beneath.

Stay informed

Hwy 95 in Stillwater

Construction of the upper loop trail along Hwy 95 north of the new St. Croix Crossing will begin in Spring 2018. Construction will include adding new drainage structures beneath Hwy 95 near the Oasis Café’.

Lane closures
Thu, April 26 to early May; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily during weekdays
  • Hwy 95 will have single lane traffic controlled by flaggers between Hwy 36 and Nelson St. in Stillwater. Expect minor delays.
Road closure
May 2018
  • Hwy 95 closed from north of Hwy 36 to Nelson St.
    • Downtown Stillwater from Hwy 36 Detour: North on Co. Rd. 15 (Manning Ave.), east on 75th St. (Co. Rd. 12). 75th St. becomes Myrtle Ave. as it nears downtown Stillwater.
    • Hwy 95 north of Stillwater from Hwy 36 Detour: North on Co. Rd. 15 (Manning Ave.), east on Hwy 96 to Hwy 95 north of Stillwater.
    • View the Detour Map (PDF)

      Note: Access will be maintained at all times to the Oasis Café and St. Croix Boat and Packet from southbound Hwy 95. Hwy 95 just north of Hwy 36 will remain open to Sunnyside Marina ONLY
Stay informed

Project news

Blog series

Video series: Building the St. Croix Crossing

Want a closer look at St. Croix Crossing construction? Check out our video series to discover more about the major stages of bridge construction, from laying the bridge foundations below the water to making the finishing touches on the bridge.

  • In the first video, learn how crews constructed the bridge foundation below the water.
  • In the second video, find out how the bridge piers and crossbeams were constructed
  • In the third video, see how crews assembled the bridge deck.
  • The fourth video will give you a glimpse of how the pier towers and stay cables were erected.
  • The fifth video (below) takes a look at the finishing touches on the bridge, including chip sealing and painting

Visit our YouTube channel to view the entire video series!