Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 26, 2018

Brief nighttime Hwy 63, 61 delays Sept. 27 to move equipment near Red Wing Bridge

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Motorists are expected to experience brief traffic delays on Hwys 63 and 61 near the Hwy 63/Eisenhower Bridge in Red Wing early Thursday morning, Sept. 27, as crews move equipment, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation.

Work will take place from midnight to 4 a.m. Delays should not exceed 15 minutes during the overnight hours. Flaggers will stop traffic in both directions of Hwy 63 and 61 while the equipment is being moved across the highways.

The Hwy 63/Eisenhower Bridge project includes building a new bridge to replace the Hwy 63/Eisenhower Bridge, replacing the historic slip ramp Hwy 63 Bridge over Hwy 61, reconstructing approach roadways in Minnesota and Wisconsin, improving access to Red Wing and upgrading pedestrian and bicyclist crossings. The prime contractor on this $63.4 million construction project is Zenith Tech. The new bridge is expected to open to traffic by fall of 2019.

Learn more about the project or sign up for email updates at MnDOT’s project web site mndot.gov/d6/projects/redwing-bridge/. You can also follow a Facebook page for this project at www.facebook.com/RedWingBridgeProject/.

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.