Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

January 26, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Replacement of Highway 19 bridge near Henderson requires detour in 2016

Public meeting coming this Spring

MANKATO, Minn. – The Highway 19 bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad east of Henderson will be replaced this year and area motorists will need to prepare for a detour.

In the next few weeks, MnDOT crews will be adding netting to the bridge to prevent birds from nesting underneath.  Motorists should watch for periodic lane closures and flagging operations and always use caution traveling through the work zone.

The designs for the bridge are finalized and the detour, which will be in place most of the construction season, consists of Highways 93 and 169.

After the bridge project has a contractor on board, MnDOT will hold a public meeting in Henderson, likely in March.  Impacted businesses and residents will be encouraged to come and have their concerns addressed.

To see the final designs and find the detour map, visit www.dot.state.mn.us/d7/projects/hwy19henderson/.

For statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org .

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