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Construction of the new St. Croix Crossing and its approaches is well underway on both sides of the St. Croix River. The above photo from July 18 shows what will become the Highway 64/35 and County Road E interchange just east of Houlton Elementary School. (Photo by Mike Demulling)

New Richmond looks at impact of St. Croix Crossing

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A study of communities that built new major river bridges will help local municipalities know what to expect and what to avoid, says New Richmond City Administrator Mike Darrow.


“It’s an exciting time because it feels like a once-in-a-generation opportunity,” said Darrow of planning for the impact of the new St. Croix Crossing that is expected to open in 2016 and improve the commute from New Richmond to the Twin Cities.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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