Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 24 bridge construction

Mississippi River in Clearwater

Project in progress

New Hwy 24 bridge opens August 17

Aug. 15, 2017 - The new bridge will open ahead of schedule, August 17. After the new bridge opens, crews will remove the old bridge. Please continue to drive safely through the work zone.

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Construction time-lapse

Hwy 24 open

Location map - click on map for pdf version
Project location map

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When the new bridge is opened to traffic, the old structure will be removed by June 30, 2018.

Schedule*

Prepare work area Aug. 15 - Fall 2015
Construct six piers, abutments Fall 2015 - Fall 2016
Place beams December 2016-March 15, 2017
Construct bridge deck surface, sidewalks, road and trail connections, aesthetics Spring - Fall 2017
Open to traffic Fall 2017
Remove old bridge and road connections, establish turf or landscape Fall 2017 - June 30, 2018,
includes over winter

*The contractor may work year round. Schedule is subject to change.

Future projects, plans

Road improvements on Hwy 24 in central Minnesota.

Hwy 24 Clearwater to Clear Lake

Project location: Highway 24 between 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

Status: Work planned for 2018. Open house held Jan. 24, 2017 in Clear Lake.
Cost: $2.3 million
Contact: Luke Wehseler, project manager, 218-828-5721

Additional resources

Schedules are tentative and subject to change.