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Sept. 2, 2022

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Detour begins Sept. 12 for Hwy 19 Winthrop bridge replacement project

WILLMAR, Minn. – Hwy 19 will close just east of Winthrop as a bridge replacement project gets underway Monday, Sept. 12. Travelers will be detoured to Hwy 15, Sibley Co. Rd. 10, and Sibley Co. Rd. 4 for the duration of construction.

Map showing detour for hwy 19 Winthroup bridge replace.With blue arrow show directions detour 15 to Sibley County Round 10 to Sibley County Round 4.

Originally planned to start Monday, Aug. 29, the project was delayed briefly to accommodate a utility relocation. The project includes replacing the box culvert under Hwy 19 to improve drainage and enhance safety along the corridor.

The contractor is Ashwill Companies and the cost is $984,000. The project completion date is Oct. 14; however, the timeline is subject to change according to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances. 

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