Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 2, 2014

Orange barrels on a highway

Repairs planned for Hwy 67 bridge over the Yellow Medicine River

   

WILLMAR, Minn. –Motorists traveling Hwy 67 over the Yellow Medicine River will encounter a 3” bump and reduced speed at the west end of the bridge.  Crews repaired settlement over the weekend which required a short-term closure. 

The bridge was reopened to traffic after minor work.  Further repairs will be necessary in the coming days.  

Motorists are urged to use caution at the bridge.

The bridge repair will not affect the Hwy 67 resurfacing project that began on May 19.  That project consists of a bituminous overlay, aggregate shouldering and lining of culvert pipes.  Traffic is being directed through the work zone by flaggers and a pilot car. 

The resurfacing project is scheduled to be completed by mid-June, weather permitting.

These projects help to ensure that MnDOT’s transportation system will continue to serve the state for many years. 

MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution in a work zone and reminds them never to enter a roadway that has been blocked with barricades or cones. 

For real time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org

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