Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

.April 14, 2016

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Hwy 43 Winona Bridge traffic changes to detour some Latsch Island motorists

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Motorists visiting Latsch Island in Winona will encounter a detour for several months beginning Monday, April 18 because of work related to the new Winona Bridge construction, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Beginning Monday, traffic coming from Wisconsin to Latsch Island cannot make the right turn directly onto Latsch Island. Instead, they should continue driving into Winona, and then follow the detour route in Winona to continue back onto the bridge traveling toward Wisconsin to exit onto the island.

The route into Winona is: turn left on Fourth Street, right on Johnson Street, right on Fifth Street, right on Washington Street, left on Fourth Street, then right on Winona Street to get back on the bridge, and then exit on the right onto Latsch Island. This will be in effect for a month.

Later in May, motorists leaving Latsch Island to travel toward Wisconsin will need to detour through Winona, following the same steps as above. This detour will not be in effect at the same time as the other detour.

Go to MnDOT’s Winona Bridge project page for more information or follow the following link to a map of the detour: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/winonabridge/docs/latch-island-bridge-detour.pdf.

Follow construction progress on the project website at www.mndot.gov/winonabridge, by signing up for periodic email updates, or by visiting the project Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WinonaBridge.

MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.

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