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News Release
July 7, 2010

Workzone at night

Traffic switch planned for Highway 10 bridge north of Little Falls on Thursday, July 8

BAXTER, Minn. - Motorists traveling on Highway 10 overflow bridge over the Mississippi River north of Little Falls will encounter a traffic switch on Thursday afternoon, July 8.

Traffic will be switched from the westbound lanes over the bridge to the newly constructed eastbound lanes. Motorists will remain restricted to a single lane in each direction over the river.

Crews will then begin demolition and construction of the westbound lanes of the bridge.

The westbound ramp from Morrison County Road 76 to westbound Highway 10 will remain closed. Motorists should watch for signed exits.

Boating traffic on the Mississippi River will be maintained.

The bridge was originally closed to traffic on Wednesday, March 17, due to damage from an ice jam in the main channel and erosion to the overflow bridge. Crews built temporary traffic crossovers on each end of the bridge and stabilized the westbound lanes to allow motorists on the bridge.

Entire project to be completed by mid September.


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