Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 25, 2016

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Short delays expected May 26 on Hwy 61 in Red Wing for road repairs

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Northbound Highway 61 motorists in Red Wing can expect short traffic delays Thursday morning, May 26, while crews patch potholes through the downtown construction zone, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

MnDOT is teaming with the city of Red Wing to patch potholes on Highway 61 in downtown Red Wing.

Northbound traffic will be stopped for periods of 5-10 minutes and then ushered through as the work advances and the patching material is placed. The project is expected to take two hours.

Work will begin at 9 a.m. and should wrap up around 11 a.m. on Thursday. The traffic stoppages are necessary for worker and motorist safety because of the configuration of the work zone and traffic lanes.

MnDOT and the city of Red Wing wanted to complete these quick repairs in advance of the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

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.

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