Hwy 42 detour lifted, bridge opens for traffic near Kellogg
KELLOGG, Minn. — Hwy 42 near Kellogg reopened today, Oct. 24 as crews finished striping on the new bridge, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The Hwy 42 bridge over Gorman Creek was replaced this summer. Motorists were detoured beginning in July for the removal of the old bridge. MnDOT lifted the detour late Tuesday morning for traffic.
Some work remains at the site. Construction workers will be applying a surface finish on the bridge. The work will be completed with flaggers to ensure that traffic remains open on the route.
Overall, the construction work included grading, paving, bridge replacement and guardrail installation. Additionally a concrete weir under the bridge was replaced with a series of rock weirs. A weir is a structure across a river that is used to change the flow from upstream to downstream. It can help with fish migration, navigation or flooding.
Minnowa Construction of Harmony, Minn., was the prime contractor on the $923,905 project.
Motorists interested the project can go to the MnDOT project website at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy42-bridge-replacement/.