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This June 6 aerial photo shows the nearly completed Highway 35 overpass at the Wisconsin approach of the St. Croix Crossing bridge project. Motorists will be able to use the overpass just in time for Independence Day weekend. (Photo by Mike Demulling)

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Despite seemingly neverending snow and rain this spring and early summer, progress on the Highway 35 overpass near Houlton is right on target.

“We are on schedule and will have the overpass open to traffic by July 3, in time for July Fourth holiday weekend,” said WisDOT Northwest Region communications manager Chris Ouellette. “After that work is completed, crews will continue grading and making their way to the new interchange until winter.”

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News. She covers primarily Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. Before working at the New Richmond News, she was an assistant manager at Philander's Grill & Bar in Prescott. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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