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Major Hwy. 36 project in Maplewood to be outlined at open house

An open house will be held tonight, March 5, to explain major construction plans for Hwy. 36  in Maplewood.

A renovation of the highway east of Hwy. 61 will eliminate the stop lights at English Street, in another step in turning Hwy. 36 into a freeway.

Minnesota Department of Transportation officials will hold the open house at the Maplewood Community Center from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The $17.3 million project will:

  • Replace the Hwy. 36/English Street signalized intersection with a diamond interchange.
  • Improve CR B/Hwy 61 intersection.
  • Remove existing access to Hwy 36 at Hazelwood and Atlantic streets.
  • Replace Vento Trail pedestrian and bicycle bridge.

Also this year, MnDOT will replace the stop lights on Hwy. 36 at Hilton Trail with a diamond exchange.

The new St. Croix River Bridge, being built to replace the Stillwater Lift Bridge, will hook up with Hwy. 36 just south of Stillwater.

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