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News Release
July 22, 2011




Minnesota Department of Transportation
District 7, Mankato/Windom
2151 Bassett Drive
Mankato, MN 56001


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Hwy 169 bridge repairs in Mankato to result in ramp closures July 26



MANKATO, Minn. – Motorists will encounter daytime ramp closures and lane restrictions in the area of the Hwy 169 Minnesota River Bridge (North Star Bridge) between Mankato and North Mankato as crews repair the bridge deck July 26, and possibly July 27.


Ramps that will be affected include the South Riverfront ramp to northbound Hwy 169 in Mankato and Lookout Drive, and the Center Street ramps to southbound Hwy 169 in North Mankato.


MnDOT bridge crews will try to complete the repairs between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on July 26, but may need to resume operations on July 27. All work is weather dependent.


Motorists are advised to visit for current travel information and drive with caution through the work zones.






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