Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 5, 2014

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Bridge replacement on Hwy 61 at Nymphara Lane in Red Wing restricts lanes


Rochester, Minn. – Motorists will encounter single lane traffic in both directions on Hwy 61 in Red Wing at Nymphara Lane as construction begins to replace the bridge, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The project will reduce traffic beginning Friday, June 6 to one lane in each direction on Hwy 61 between Hwy 292 and Hwy 58. There is a width limit in effect for vehicles of 10 feet.

Nymphara will be closed Monday night, June 9 from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., as crews take down a portion of the bridge. Colvill Park will be closed at 8 p.m., and re-opened at 8 a.m., as well. There are three other times during the work that Nymphara will be closed so crews can ensure safety for motorists and the workers. Residents in the area are being notified of the work that will take place overnight Monday.

The prime contractor on the $4,050,741 project is Lunda Construction Co., whose Twin Cities office is Rosemount, Minnesota. Work is expected to run through October.

The purpose of the project is to remove and replace the bridge to upgrade the structure and improve safety on Hwy 61.
To learn more about the project, go to MnDOT’s project web site: www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy61-nymphara/index.html

MnDOT urges motorists to follow these recommendations in work zones:
•           Stay alert
•           Watch for signs, equipment and workers
•           Minimize distractions, such as using cell phones, eating or drinking
•           Avoid tailgating
•           Follow posted speed limits and directional signs
•           Stay in one lane while driving through a work zone

For real-time traffic and travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov.