Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 29, 2016

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Hwy 30 bridge to reopen east of Hayfield on Aug. 30

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A Highway 30 detour 7 miles east of Hayfield will be lifted on Tuesday, Aug. 30 as traffic will begin traveling across a new bridge, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Motorists should remain alert for construction crews, who will continue to do site work around the bridge, even though it is open for traffic.

A detour had been in effect since mid-June. Icon Constructors, LLC, the prime contractor on the $658,000 project on Highway 30 near Dodge County Road 15, replaced the bridge, which had been in place since 1951.

The work included grading, paving and replacement of the bridge, as well as guardrail installation.

To learn more about the project, go to MnDOT’s project web site: www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy30-bridge/index.html.

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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