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Minnesota Highway 95 closure set Aug. 9-12

On Friday, Aug. 9, crews will close MinneostaHighway 95 for the weekend as they work to demolish the Highway 36 flyover bridge to northbound Highway 95.

The closure is expected to begin at 10 p.m. Friday and continue until 5 a.m. Monday the 12, weather permitting. The detour route will be signed, but please also see the project website to view a map of the detour route.  

Also, night work will begin in the Old Neighborhood area the week of July 29. Nearby residents may see lights and hear noise associated with this work.  

For Sunnyside Marina residents and marina users; access to the north entrance from eastbound Highway 36 is no longer available. Those impacted are asked to please use the signed alternate route. This traffic change will remain in place through fall 2013. Access to Sunnyside Marina from Hwy 95 remains unchanged. 

Boaters on the St. Croix River will experience no new impacts, and the no wake worker safety zone is still in effect. Buoys remain in place creating a designated work zone area and narrowed river channel to meet Coast Guard standards.

Crews will continue working on the bridge foundations through December 2013, weather permitting.

Motorists traveling on Wisconsin 35 north of Hudson will continue to see additional truck traffic entering and exiting the site of the former wayside in the town of St. Joseph. For the next two weeks there will be shoulder closures in the area to accommodate the increased traffic. Trucks are hauling clean material-composed of rock, sand and mud-from the St. Croix River bottom as part of the bridge foundations contract. 

Another site approximately four miles to the east on Wisconsin 64 between 150th Avenue and County Road V will also be used once activities are complete at the wayside area. Motorists should expect shoulder closures when that activity occurs through fall 2013.

Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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