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News Release
May 7, 2012




Minnesota Department of Transportation
Rochester District 6
2900 48th Street
Rochester, MN 55901


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Lane restriction on Highway 43 Mississippi River bridge in Winona begins May 9


ROCHESTER, Minn. — Motorists traveling on Highway 43 over the Mississippi River in Winona will encounter temporary lane closures and delays beginning Wednesday, May 9, as crews conduct the annual bridge flushing.

Traffic will be reduced to a single lane controlled by flaggers from approximately 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both lanes will be open each evening after crews have completed their work.

The lane closure will remain in effect through Thursday, May 10, weather permitting.

Both parking lots under the bridge also will be closed May 9-10.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

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