Judge refuses to halt work on St. Croix bridge

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) -- A federal judge has refused to halt work on the St. Croix bridge project to connect Minnesota and Wisconsin.

U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle refused Monday to grant an order sought by C.S. McCrossan Construction Inc. McCrossan is still pursuing a similar request before the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

The Star Tribune reports Kyle put McCrossan's federal lawsuit on hold until the state court rules.

Maple Grove-based McCrossan filed dual lawsuits against the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The lawsuit stems from MnDOT's awarding of a $58.1 million bid for the contract to complete approach work on the bridge, while rejecting McCrossan's low bid of $52.3 million.

MnDOT maintains McCrossan did not follow bid process instructions.

The project includes building a new four-lane highway across the St. Croix River.


The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from the viewers but we are not obligated to post comments we feel inappropriate or violate our guidelines. Here are some of the criteria you should follow when posting comments:

Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site. We will delete comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.

We will delete all comments using hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our web site.

Comments should not attack other readers personally.

We will delete comments we deem offensive, in bad taste, or out of bounds. We are not obligated to post comments that are rude or insensitive.

We do not edit user-submitted comments.

As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However, we have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 206333491 - weau.com/a?a=206333491
Gray Television, Inc.