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Hwy 56 Bridge Replacements

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Hwy 56 bridge to temporarily close, detour at Kenyon for excavation work

Motorists on Highway 56 at Kenyon will be detoured beginning May 30 for approximately three days while excavation work takes place to remove underground construction debris from a bridge replacement work zone.

Construction crews are replacing the bridge north of Kenyon at the North Fork of the Zumbro River, as well as the bridge south of Stanton at Prairie Creek.

Crews encountered unexpected construction debris buried at the work site of the bridge located north of Kenyon. Excavation work is necessary to safely remove the debris and reinforce the road before reopening to traffic. Weather permitting, the work is expected to take three days. Should crews complete the work sooner, it will be reopened to traffic. The detour of Hwy 56 is east on Hwy 60 to north on Goodhue County Road 1 to west on Goodhue County Road 9.

The detour for bridge south of Stanton remains in place: Hwy 19 east to Hwy 52 south to Goodhue County Road 9 west. The bridge is expected to reopen to traffic in mid-August.
Once the excavation work is completed, the bridge at Kenyon will reopen to traffic for the majority of the construction with the use of temporary traffic signals. Traffic will be able to travel on a single lane across the bridge. The traffic signals will regulate the traffic at the bridge. One short-term closure for vehicles over 5 tons will be necessary to complete the bridge connection. It's

Traffic Impacts

  • Zumbro River Bridge
    • Open to single lane traffic with portable signal
  • Prairie Creek Bridge
    • Detour

 

 

About this project

Summary of work

  • Replace two bridges along Hwy 56
    • Bridge at Kenyon will remain open to traffic for the majority of the construction, managed by temporary signals. One short-term closure to vehicles over 5-ton will be necessary to complete the bridge connection. It's scheduled to be completed by mid-October.
    • Bridge south of Stanton will be closed and detoured for construction. The detour route for Hwy 56 traffic near Stanton is Hwy 19 east to Hwy 52 south to Goodhue County Road 9. It's expected to reopen to traffic in mid-August.