Coalition for the St. Croix River Crossing: Daily Grind Coffee Shop to display MnDOT St. Croix River Crossing renderings and new loop trail animation

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STILLWATER, Minn. – People interested in how a new St. Croix River Crossing will increase access to the river for bikers and hikers will be able to check out an updated project display and a new animated view of the loop trail in Stillwater. The Daily Grind Coffee Shop, located at 317 South Main Street in downtown Stillwater, will display the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s renderings and models of the proposed bridge beginning Tuesday, December 20, through February.

The renderings show what the new four-lane bridge would look like and how the existing Stillwater Bridge would be transformed into a bicycle and pedestrian path. MnDOT has also created an enhanced video animation of the bicycle and pedestrian loop trail, which will travel along the St. Croix River bluffs on both sides of the river. The loop trail will eventually connect to the Gateway Trail to give people from around the region a unique recreational opportunity.

“The loop trail will give our community a new and amazing way to access the river on foot or on bike,” said Tim Palm, owner of the Daily Grind Coffee Shop. “The trails will have an enormous positive impact on the economy and tourism throughout the area. We are excited to support this project, which is crucial to businesses throughout Stillwater.”

About the Coalition for the St. Croix River Crossing

The Coalition for the St. Croix River Crossing is a group of business, labor, government and community leaders from Minnesota and Wisconsin who support building a new four-lane bridge that balances community needs and benefits the entire region. The coalition is working to identify, generate and maintain support among residents, businesses, visitors, and elected officials from both sides of the river and both sides of the political aisle. For more information about the Coalition for the St. Croix River Crossing, visit http://www.stcroixcrossing.org.