On Monday, April 1, 2019, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) began a bridge reconstruction project near the townships of Kinnickinnic and Warren in St. Croix County. This project involves the removal and replacement of four bridges along I-94 that run over 130th Street and the Kinnickinnic River. The new bridges will be widened to accommodate a future six-lane interstate highway.
The Hammond Hotel, an iconic business and structure that has been standing at the main intersection of highways 12 and T in the Village of Hammond since the 1870s, will be torn down within the next month or two and replaced with a new bar/restaurant facility. According to Andrew Schmitz, the hotel owner, an attempt to revive the 150-year-old structure was made, but given its current state, the cost to rehab the old building is prohibitive.