Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 2, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Hwy 56 bridges open, detours lifted near Adams Sept. 2

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Two Highway 56 bridges will be opened to traffic after 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2 near Adams and traffic will resume on the highway, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The two bridges in Mower County on Highway 56 -- one west of Adams over Little Cedar Creek and an unnamed creek in Adams – were replaced this summer. Traffic was detoured during the project, but the highway detours will be removed once the bridges open later on Friday afternoon.

Motorists should remain alert as they drive through the construction zone. Crews remain working around the bridges to complete site work.

ICON Constructors of Mabel, Minnesota, is the prime contractor in the $1.42 million project.

For additional details on the project, go to MnDOT’s project website at www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy56-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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