Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

.April 25, 2016

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Weekend detour set for April 29-May 2 for Hwy 61 south at I-90 Dresbach Bridge

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Motorists exiting Interstate 90 to travel south on Highway 61 will be detoured for two and a half days beginning at 9 p.m., April 29, while the old I-90 bridge over Highway 61 and the railroad tracks is demolished, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The closure for the demolition work is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m., Friday, April 29 and be completed by 5 a.m., Monday, May 2.

Eastbound I-90 motorists who want to travel south on Highway 61 toward La Crescent  will need to exit early at Exit 267 (Nodine). The detour route travels south on Winona County Road 12 to Winona County Road 1 south into La Crescent where it connects with Highway 61.
Westbound I-90 motorists who want to travel  south on Highway 61 towards La Crescent should detour through La Crosse and use the Highway 14/16/61 bridge into La Crescent. To follow this route, exit I-90 at Exit 3, onto Highway 53, then turn right to use the Highway 14/16/61 bridge into La Crescent.

The Dresbach Bridge project is a cooperative effort between the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation. The project includes constructing a new I-90 crossing over the Mississippi River and reconstructing the Highway 61/14 and the I-90 interchange.

MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

For more information about the Dresbach Bridge project and detour, visit www.mndot.gov /dresbachbridge or www.facebook.com/DresbachBridge.

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