Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 27, 2014

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Bridge crews will inspect bridges in western Marshall County May 28-29

Motorists should expect short-term delays

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists on Hwy 1 and Hwy 317 in western Marshall County will experience daytime lane closures through Thursday, May 29, as crews conduct routine bridge inspections along the Red River.

Workers will be inspecting the Oslo Bridge on Hwy 1 on Wednesday, May 28, and the Hwy 317 bridge on Thursday, May 29. Workers will be present from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Flaggers will be present, with short-term delays expected. Over-width vehicles will experience longer delays.

Drivers are urged to slow down to 55 mph in the work zones.

Crews inspect bridges every two years to ensure that they are in good condition. They will use specialized equipment to look for cracks, damage and other issues.

For statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org.