Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Dec. 17, 2018

Hwy 63, 61 lane closure, brief delays as crews clean up fallen rock near Red Wing Bridge

RED WING, Minn. — Motorists may experience brief traffic delays on Highways 63 and 61 near the Hwy 63/Eisenhower Bridge in Red Wing beginning Monday, Dec. 17, as crews clean up fallen rock, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation.

Crews will work in the right lane of northbound Hwy 61, which is already closed to traffic. Work will begin at 7 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17 and continue until 5:30 p.m. each day through Friday, Dec. 21. Flaggers may stop traffic in both directions on Hwy 63 and 61 while the equipment is being moved in and out of the work zone, delays should not exceed 5 minutes. Once all work is completed, the right lane of northbound Hwy 61 will reopen to traffic.

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 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.