Intermittent overnight Hwy 61 traffic delays planned April 16 near Red Wing Bridge to move equipment
RED WING, Minn. — Highway 61 motorists will encounter short overnight delays beginning at 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 as crews move concrete forms near Highway 63 Red Wing Bridge, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation.
The short-term closures from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. are needed to move the forms for the pouring of the small Highway 63 bridge over Highway 61 on the east end of Red Wing.
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 http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/redwing-bridge/. You can also follow a Facebook page for this project at https://www.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 www.511mn.org.