Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 71 Bridge Replacement

Jackson

About this project

Reconstruct Hwy 71 north of Jackson with two lanes northbound and one lane southbound with a two-way left turn lane and add a trail. Replace the bridge over the Des Moines River and reconfigure the 4th Street/Springfield Parkway/Hwy 71 intersection, modify business and street access to improve safety.

Cost

Cost estimate (2015 dollars)

Construction (STIP letting)

$4,400,000

Construction-related costs

$890,000

Engineering

$880,000

Right of Way

$110,000

Total

$6,300,000

History

The existing Hwy 71 bridge was built in 1954 and due for replacement. With the project, MnDOT is also proposing to reconfigure the section of Hwy 71 north of town to reduce speeds and improve pedestrian and bike accommodations. The work to reconfigure the highway north of town was made possible through a Corridor Investment Management Strategy grant.