Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 10, 2018

Traffic delays expected Sept. 10 at Red Wing Bridge as crews repair road on Wisconsin side

RED WING, Minn. — Motorists will experience traffic delays today, Sept. 10, as construction crews repair the road on the Wisconsin side of the Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge in Red Wing, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation.

Crews are repairing and filling voids under the road at a large box culvert on Highway 63 near 825 Street on the Wisconsin side of the bridge. Work is expected to take all day.

Motorists should be alert to flaggers, who will be stopping traffic to allow one lane to pass through the construction zone to the bridge from the Wisconsin side. After a number of vehicles have moved through toward Red Wing, flaggers will stop that traffic and allow traffic coming from Red Wing to pass through construction zone. Traffic will continue to take turns under direction of flaggers until the work is completed.

Motorists should plan for traffic delays if their travels take them over the Red Wing Bridge.

The Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge project includes building a new bridge to replace the Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge, replacing the historic slip ramp Highway 63 Bridge over Highway 61, reconstructing approach roadways in Minnesota and Wisconsin, improving access to Red Wing and upgrading pedestrian and bicyclist crossings. The prime contractor on this $63.4 million construction project is Zenith Tech. The new bridge is expected to open to traffic by fall of 2019.

Learn more about the project or sign up for email updates at MnDOT’s project website at mndot.gov/d6/projects/redwing-bridge. You can also follow a Facebook page for this project at facebook.com/RedWingBridgeProject.

Motorists should always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones. For real-time traffic information in Minnesota, call 511 or visit 511mn.org.