Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 11, 2018

Temporary lane closure on April 16 for Kennedy Bridge in East Grand Forks

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Motorists on the Kennedy Bridge in East Grand Forks will experience an additional lane closure on Monday, April 16 to allow MnDOT bridge crews to perform inspections and maintenance.

The lane closure is expected to last from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and flaggers will control traffic by allowing only one direction of traffic at a time. Short delays can be expected by motorists.

As springtime weather allows, the pavement markings on the bridge will be repainted and the tube delineators will be reinstalled to separate the traffic lanes. The delineators were removed for the winter to allow MnDOT snowplows to safely and efficiently remove snow.

The two year project to reconstruct the Hwy 2 Kennedy Bridge kicked off in February last year and will last through this fall. Traffic will remain one lane in each direction until the project is complete.

The $15.66 million project is a joint design of the Minnesota Department of Transportation, North Dakota Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. Visit the project website at mndot.gov/d2/projects/kennedybridge for more information.

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