Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Sept. 12, 2017

Two-day Hwy 56 truck detour set for Sept. 15 at Kenyon bridge

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Trucks over 5 tons will be detoured around a bridge on Hwy 56 near Kenyon for two days beginning Friday, Sept. 15 while crews complete the second concrete pour on the deck and allow it to cure, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The detour is expected to be lifted Sunday, Sept. 17. The pouring of the second half of the bridge deck on the bridge near Kenyon requires the detour of trucks weighing 5 tons or greater during the initial curing of the bridge deck, so that the bond between the two halves of the bridge deck is disturbed as little as possible.

The detour route is Highway 60 east to Highway 57 north (Wanamingo) to Highway 52 north (Hader) to Goodhue County Road 9 west to Highway 56.

Regular traffic will continue on a single lane across the bridge. It remains open to traffic with the use of temporary traffic signals. The traffic signals regulate the traffic at the bridge.

This is part of a project on Hwy 56 to replace two bridges: one south of Stanton at Prairie Creek and the other north of Kenyon at the North Fork of the Zumbro River.

The bridge near Stanton opened last month.

The bridge near Kenyon is scheduled to be completed by mid-October.

Lunda Construction is the prime contractor on the $2.4 million project.

To learn more about the project or sign up for email updates, go to MnDOT’s project web site at www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy56-bridges/index.html.

Motorists should 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 information in Minnesota, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.