Start date for Marshall bridge projects pushed back due to weather
WILLMAR, Minn. — The start date for the Hwy 19 and Highway 68 bridge projects in Marshall has been pushed back due to the weather. Originally, both projects were scheduled to begin Monday, April 16, 2018. That start date has been moved to Monday, April 23, weather permitting. Both bridge projects require a detour. An construction open house for both projects was held in Marshall on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
The Hwy 19 bridge project includes the rehabilitation of the historic bridge on Hwy 19 over the Redwood River, north of the intersection of Hwy 59 and Hwy 68 in Marshall. The sidewalk will be upgraded to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements. Benefits of the project include a smoother surface, enhanced safety, compliance with ADA standards and the preservation of a historic structure. The estimated project cost is $660,000.
The Highway 68 bridge project includes the resurfacing of the bridge on Hwy 68 over the Redwood River Diversion Channel, north of Hwy 59, bridge rail replacement and end post replacement. Benefits of the project include a smoother surface as well as enhanced safety. The estimated project cost is $290,000.
Both projects are scheduled to begin April 23, weather permitting, and will be completed in mid-June. PCi Roads is the contractor for both bridges.
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