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News Release

August 26, 2009



Minnesota Department of Transportation
Office of Communications
395 John Ireland Blvd.
Mail Stop 150
St. Paul, MN 55155-1899

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Westbound traffic on Highway 99 bridge in Saint Peter detoured Sept. 1-2


Highway 99 at the east edge of Saint Peter (over the Minnesota River).


From 7:30 a.m., Sept. 1, until 4:30 p.m., Sept. 2, 2009.


Traffic Impact
Westbound traffic detoured to Le Sueur County Road 21 (the golf course road), Highway 22 north and Highway 169 south to Highway 99 west. Eastbound traffic will continue to use the bridge.


Project information
The detour is to allow consultants to inspect the historic bridge to determine if the existing structure can be rehabilitated and made structurally redundant. If the bridge cannot be rehabilitated, it will be replaced by a new bridge, with the current bridge moving to an adjacent site upstream for use on a Saint Peter and Le Sueur county trail.


The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to plan ahead, watch for detour signs and be alert for workers in the work zone. For updated statewide traffic, construction, weather and travel information, visit www.511mn.org .




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