Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 42 Bridge Replacement


Traffic impacts

Hwy 42 detour map
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Traffic will be detoured during construction from Hwy 42 to Wabasha County Road 14 east to Hwy 61.

Local traffic will be allowed on Hwy 42 east and west of the bridge construction area but will not be able to cross the bridge.

Businesses along Hwy 42 such as SVJ Creative Inc., and Cowpokes Western Shop are open and accessible. Motorists can follow the direction signs identifying the businesses on the detour that connects Hwy 61 to Hwy 42. The signs will guide motorists to the businesses on Hwy 42.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Replace Hwy 42 bridge over Gorman Creek, west of Hwy 61. Work includes grading, paving, bridge replacement and guardrail installation. Additionally the concrete weir under the bridge will be replaced with a series of rock weirs.