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July 20, 2022

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Lane closures begin August 1 on Highway 61 over the Mississippi River in Hastings

Northbound Highway 61 will be reduced to a single lane once southbound work is complete

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists traveling on Highway 61, will encounter lane closures over the Hastings Bridge in Hastings beginning Monday, August 1.

Beginning at 6 a.m., Monday, August 1, southbound Highway 61 will be reduced to a single lane over the Mississippi River between Highway 10 and Fourth Street.

Once the crews complete work on the southbound side of Highway 61, on approximately August 10th, northbound Highway 61 will be reduced to a single lane in the same area to complete the project.

These lane closures are needed as crews resurface the bridge deck as part of scheduled maintenance on the bridge.

*Note the MRB trail adjacent to the bridge will also be closed weekdays while work is completed on northbound Highway 61.

All lanes are expected to reopen by August 20th, 2022.

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