Construction in progress
Project is on schedule. Work continues on pier 6 and the east abutment.
Later in December, when the water levels of the Mississippi River lower, oversized concrete bridge beams will be delivered to the jobsite, and Hwy 24 will close periodically each weekday. Dates to be sent out when known.
The closures will occur from sunrise to sunset, up to four times each day, Mondays through Fridays, on good weather days. Each closure will last up to 15 minutes with flaggers holding traffic on both directions of Hwy 24. News release
In all, 46 beams will be delivered. Each beam is 178 feet long and weighs about 110 tons. The beams are manufactured in Minnesota, are delivered using specialty trucking equipment and will be placed atop the piers through December.
The work schedule is tentative and will depend on weather conditions and the water levels of the Mississippi River. The causeway needs to above water for crews to work.
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