Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

March 27, 2019

Highway 61 lane closures planned to assemble equipment for bridge deck work over road at Red Wing

RED WING, Minn. — Highway 61 motorists will encounter lane closures April 1-4 as crews assemble forms over the road at Highway 63 in Red Wing to prepare for bridge deck work, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation.

The contractor plans to close the southbound right lane on April 1, the southbound left lane on April 2, the northbound left lane on April 3 and the northbound right lane on April 4. Motorists may experience brief traffic delays during this daytime work.

The forms being set up will allow construction crews to pour concrete for the Highway 63 bridge deck over Highway 61.

Signs will alert motorists in advance to the lane closures each day as the approach the site. They should slow down and be attentive to any traffic stops or equipment and crews in the area.

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. Zenith Tech is the prime contractor $63.4 million construction project. Traffic on the new bridge is expected by fall 2019.

Learn more about the project or sign up for email updates at MnDOT’s project web site 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.