Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 3, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Hwy 250 bridge at Lanesboro to close June 6, detour established

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Replacement of the Highway 250 bridge on the north end of Lanesboro will close and detour the highway beginning Monday, June 6, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Minnowa Construction of Harmony, Minnesota, is the prime contractor on the $3.8 million project, which will replace that bridge and another bridge further north of Lanesboro on Highway 250.

The detour, which begins Monday, will take southbound Highway 250 motorists east on Highway 30 to Rushford, south on Highway 43 in Rushford and then southwest on Highway 16 to Lanesboro. A map of the route can be found at MnDOT’s website: www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy250-bridge/2319-16_newdetourmap.pdf

The project also involves improvements to the existing roadway alignment approaching each bridge. The bridge at the edge of Lanesboro crosses the South Branch of the Root River, while the other bridge north of town crosses the North Branch of the Root River.

Lanesboro Hwy 250 bridge construction - Thursday June 2, 2016

The north bridge is expected to remain open for a majority of the construction project, except during grading of connections back into the existing Highway 250 alignment.

A small number of weekday river closings will be necessary at stages during construction. The project is expected to be complete in September.

To learn more about the project and to sign up for periodic email updates, go to MnDOT’s project page at www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy250-bridge/index.html.

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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