Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 40

Bridge; 3 miles west of Milan

Current traffic impacts

  • The bridge is open to two-way traffic.
  • There may be occasional lane closures when crews are working next to the roadway.

The bridge is open to two-way traffic.

Project updates

Nov. 16, 2020
  • Safety measures were completed and the bridge has opened to two-way traffic.
  • Work to restore historic riprap will continue on the east side until winter prevents it.
  • Stones are placed in the approximate location as their removal, and then grouted into place. At this date, grouting will take place in the spring. It is a slow process; two crews can place 325 sq ft of riprap each day.

Riprap is numbered by the area it came from and will return to.

Summary of work

  • Replace bridge on Hwy 40 (known as Milan Bridge) over Lac qui Parle Lake
  • Update pedestrian access to meet current ADA standards
  • Incorporate historical elements into the new bridge through the use of iron railing on both sides
  • Maintain fishing access and recreational area
  • Hand place stonework to closely match the original construction done by the WPA in 1939

Contractor

  • Robert R. Schroeder Construction Co., Glenwood MN