Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 40

Bridge; 3 miles west of Milan

Summary of work

  • Construction of new bridge on Hwy 40, 3 miles west of Milan

Current traffic impacts

  • There are currently no traffic impacts
  • Project is scheduled for construction in June 2019
  • Detour route and start date will be posted prior to construction

Project update

  • Final design of the bridge is scheduled to be done in early 2019
  • An open house will be held in the spring of 2019 so that members of the public can view the final design
  • Check out current bridge renderings here

Adverse Effect

  • Loss of the existing bridge has been determined as an "Adverse Effect" to the Lac qui Parle Flood Control Project Historic District, which is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • As the design of the new bridge progresses, MnDOT is consulting with the State Historic Preservation Office and other interested parties on ways to avoid and reduce further effects to historic resources.