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.

A crane removes sheeting near the bridge piers and crews work on grouting the riprap.

Project updates

July 23, 2021
  • Work to restore historic riprap is ongoing.
  • Crews continue to adjust and grout the riprap.
  • Crews are removing the temporary sheet pile.
  • Remaining work: grouting, grading on the east side of the bridge, grass seeding and erosion control, and removal of the sheet pile.

Crews grout the historic riprap into place for the Hwy 40 Milan Bridge project.

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


  • Robert R. Schroeder Construction Co., Glenwood MN