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News Release
Updated June 9, 2009

Workzone at night

Hwy 238 bridge replacements west of Little Falls
Detour goes into effect week of June 22

BAXTER, Minn. - Motorists may encounter traffic delays as crews begin replacing the Highway 238 Pike Creek and Swan River bridges south of Highway 27, west of Little Falls in Morrison County, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Motorists traveling on Highway 238 may encounter daytime lane closures or flaggers controlling traffic during the first two weeks of the project.

Starting the week of June 22, traffic will be detoured 18 miles on Highway 27 and Morrison County Highway 1 from Flensburg to Elmdale. Once in Elmdale, drivers may continue east on Highway 238 to Bowlus or west to Upsala.

When the detour ends in mid-August and crews complete work motorists will once again encounter daytime lane closures or flaggers.

Lunda Construction Company of Black River Falls, Wisconsin, is the prime contractor for the $1.4 million bridge replacement project anticipated to be complete by September 11.

Motorists are advised to allow for extra travel time and watch for detour signs. For updated statewide traffic, construction, weather and travel information, visit www.511mn.org.

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