Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 12, 2018

Minor traffic delays when weigh-in-motion system installed near Winona Bridge

WINONA, Minn. – Motorists will encounter work zones and minor traffic delays beginning Monday, Sept. 17 when construction begins on Wisconsin Highway 54 to replace a weigh-in-motion system near the Winona Bridge, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Lane closures are planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Wednesday, when crews install the new sensors in the road. The sensors are part of the weigh-in-motion system that is being reinstalled to collect traffic data used for transportation planning. Flaggers will be on the roadway to direct traffic. Minor delays are expected.

The work is across the Mississippi River from Winona near the Winona Bridge.

The new Winona Bridge, Bridge No. 85851, carries Highway 43 traffic in both directions across the bridge while the historic Winona Bridge, Bridge No. 5900, is closed and being rehabilitated. The older bridge is expected to open to traffic in the fall of 2019. Contracts for the new bridge and the rehabilitation work total $145.8 million.

Follow construction progress on the project website at www.mndot.gov/winonabridge.

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