Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Nov. 7, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Hwy 250 bridge near Lanesboro opens, north bridge remains under construction

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Highway 250 bridge at Lanesboro opened to traffic on Monday, Nov. 7 and traffic is using one lane of the new bridge north of town, ending the detour required during the replacement of two bridges in Fillmore County, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Construction crews completed paving and guardrail work last week to prepare the bridge for traffic over the South Branch of the Root River on the north side of Lanesboro.

Work continues on the bridge further north that crosses the North Branch of the Root River. Traffic is traveling on one lane and will soon be switched to two lanes once paving is completed to allow for both lanes. The project also involves improvements to the existing roadway alignment approaching each bridge.

Minnowa Construction of Harmony, Minnesota, is the prime contractor on the $3.8 million project, which is replacing the two bridges north of Lanesboro.

A detour was in place for southbound Highway 250 motorists east on Highway 30 to Rushford, south on Highway 43 in Rushford and then southwest on Highway 16 to Lanesboro. A map of the route can be found at MnDOT’s website: www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy250-bridge/2319-16_newdetourmap.pdf

To learn more about the project and to sign up for periodic email updates, go to MnDOT’s project page at www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy250-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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