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News Release

June 25, 2010



Minnesota Department of Transportation
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2900 48th Street
Rochester MN

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Lane closures begin June 28 on the Highway 63 bridge over the Mississippi River in Red Wing


ROCHESTER, Minn. — Motorists will encounter temporary lane closures and delays on the Highway 63 bridge over the Mississippi River in Red Wing beginning Monday, June 28, as crews conduct an in-depth inspection of the bridge, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The inspection will take approximately five days, weather permitting.


The equipment needed to conduct the inspection requires a lane closure and traffic will be reduced to a single lane controlled by flaggers from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Both lanes will be open each evening after the inspectors have completed their work.


Routine inspections of this bridge and other Mississippi River bridges are conducted annually and an in-depth inspection takes place once every other year. 


MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones.


For statewide construction and travel information, visit www.511mn.org or call 5-1-1.






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