Highway 23 mainline from Washington
Memorial Drive to 4th Avenue
On Thursday, March 26, traffic will be switched from one lane
in each direction on the outside lanes of Highway 23 to the eastbound
lanes of Highway 23 resulting in one lane in each direction.
On/off ramps at 9th Avenue South will be closed to traffic.
Weather permitting, Lake George bridge beam encapsulation is
scheduled for Saturday March 28th, during daylight hours. The
spraying operation will be accomplished using single lane closures,
allowing for traffic to continue through the work zone during
the procedure. Back-up day in case of inclement weather is Sunday,
Weather permitting, Lake George bridge demolition will begin on
Monday, March 30 for approximately 5 days. Bridge demolition and
beam setting will be done at night, between the hours of 8:00
p.m. and 5:30 a.m. The city of St. Cloud has waived noise ordinances
in order to complete this work.
9th Avenue South under bridge will be closed to traffic during
night work. Motorists should follow signed detour.
Crews are working on removals, temporary signal installation,
erosion control implementation and bridge demolition preparation.
Placement of business signage has begun.
Mississippi River Bridge
The contractor is currently removing the old west abutment and
old pier on the west bank in preparation of the new west abutment
and trail reconstruction under the bridge on the west side of
Motorists should watch for trucks hauling material away from
the bridge on the west entrance over the next two weeks.
New pier #1 is complete. The cofferdam sheeting and forms have
New pier #2 arches and caps are being formed. Concrete will be
poured in the next two or three weeks; weather permitting.
New Pier #3 on the east bank is complete.
Work will continue on the east abutment wing walls for the next
Beams are scheduled for early May, Crews will begin erecting
beams from the east side of river.
Crews are conducting roadway repair on the Highway 23 detour
at the intersection of Highway 23 and 4th Avenue and at St. Germain
Boat traffic will be maintained on the Mississippi River during
Existing local and truck detours will remain in place. For specific
detour routes, visit the project Web site, listed below.
Please visit the Web site for more detailed project information
For updated statewide traffic, construction, weather and travel
information, visit www.511mn.org.