Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 24 bridge construction

Mississippi River in Clearwater

Project in progress

New Hwy 24 bridge open

All lanes of the new Hwy 24 Mississippi River crossing bridge in Clearwater are open. For current road conditions on Hwy 24, check 511mn.org

Taken from webcam

Work continues on finishing project

Crews remove the last bridge beam from the old bridge in December.

December 2017 - Crews have removed the old bridge approaches, deck and beams. Work continues on removal of the bridge piers, temporary causeway, and other finish up work.

Motorists should watch for heavy moving equipment entering and exiting work areas. Please stay out of closed areas and drive with caution.

Entire project to be complete by June 2018. A seperate landscaping project to be completed at the bridge in Fall 2018.

Future projects, plans

Road improvements on Hwy 24 in central Minnesota.

Hwy 24 Clearwater to Clear Lake

Highway 24: I- 94 in Clearwater to Hwy 10 in Clear Lake

Description: Resurface Hwy 24 from I-94 in Clearwater to Hwy 10 in Clear Lake, includes pedestrian access improvements (sidewalks and ramps in Clear Lake) and Hwy 24 traffic signal upgrades at:

  • I-94 interchange ramps (Exit 178) in Clearwater
  • CR 75 in Clearwater
  • CR 8 (River Rd SE) in Clear Lake township

Construct: Mid-April to mid-August 2018
Cost: $2.3 million
Traffic impacts: Mainly night work with single lane closures
MnDOT contacts: Luke Wehseler, development project manager, 218-828-5721; Kirk Allen, construction project manager 320-223-6535

Additional resources

Schedules are tentative and subject to change.