Short traffic delays expected March 11 on Hwy 60 west bridge over Hwy 52 at Zumbrota
ZUMBROTA, Minn. — Motorists using the Hwy 60 west bridge over Hwy 52 at Zumbrota will encounter short-term traffic delays on Wednesday, March 11 for crews to assemble safety barrier on a damaged bridge, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Beginning about 8:30 a.m., MnDOT crews will stop traffic across the bridge in 15-20-minute intervals to unload and assemble segments of a steel safety barrier. Once unloaded, crews will need to secure the barrier and finalize its placement. For the remainder of the day, flaggers will allow one lane of traffic to travel across the bridge, alternating directions with short delays through Wednesday. If work is not completed, crews will return either Thursday or Friday, depending on weather conditions.
The traffic lanes have been shifted to the north to accommodate two 11-feet-6-inch lanes in each direction.
A northbound Hwy 52 vehicle carrying equipment damaged several bridge beams last year. The safety barrier will keep vehicles away from the area of the bridge with the damaged beam, while allowing safe travel across.
MnDOT plans to continue periodic inspections of the bridge until bridge is replaced. The bridge replacement is part of the Hwy 52 southbound project that is scheduled to begin in 2021.
The intersection at Hwy 60 west and Hwy 52 sees an average of approximately 4,000 vehicles per day.
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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