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I-94 construction ends for winter

Traffic begins to pick up on eastbound I-94 in Hudson around 4:30 p.m. on a weekday afternoon. With construction over the summer, the stretch of I-94 from the St. Croix River to Exit 4 at Highway 12 saw a 98 percent increase in traffic crashes from the previous year. Rebecca Mariscal / RiverTown Multimedia

Work on the Interstate 94 construction project that spans from the St. Croix River bridge to Exit 4 has come to a pause for the winter season.

All of the exits off I-94 are now open, Public Works Director Mike Mroz told the common council on Monday, Dec. 3.

"Basically what is open now, this is how it's going to be for the remainder of the winter," Mroz said.

Construction will start up again in the spring, with bridge work and restoration.

The state project, which started in the spring, is to upgrade operations and safety, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation site. Crews are adding additional lanes on the interstate as well as the ramps at the Highway 35 interchange, replacing bridge decks on the structures over that highway, and constructing an emergency crossover near the St. Croix River on I-94.