Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 61 Pigeon River Bridge Re-deck

Cook County

Traffic Impacts

Construction on the Highway 61 Pigeon River bridge at the US-Canadian border will begin on April 10. Traffic across the bridge will be reduced to a single lane controlled by temporary traffic signals and will remain that way until October 2023. Intermittent full closures of up to 15 minutes will occur throughout the project duration.

About this project

A rendering of the Pigeon River bridge project at the U.S. and Canadian border.

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Summary of work

The Pigeon River Bridge deck will be replaced, including new bridge surfacing, railing, guardrail, lighting and approach grading.

Bridge will be reduced to a single lane of traffic alternating directions during construction.

Project benefits

  • Improved lighting
  • Provide smoother road surface
  • Extend bridge life
  • Reduces maintenance upkeep and costs