Current traffic impacts
- Traffic change Oct. 5-6: a flagging operation will be in place while sheeting is removed from west side of the project.
- A signal system at both sides of the bridge is in operation, with a single lane going one direction at a time, through the work zone.
- A restriction remains in place for oversize vehicles until both lanes are open.
The temporary traffic signal at the east end of the bridge.
A second signal is at the west end of the bridge.
When the light is green, vehicles can cross the bridge in a single lane, one-way direction.
Sept. 28, 2020
- Crews will remove sheeting on the west side of the project Oct. 5-6. Sheeting holds the water back from the riprap (pictured in background of photo below). A crane will be positioned on the roadway and traffic will be flagged through the work zone during daytime hours during this process.
- Work to restore historic riprap will continue another 3-4 weeks onthe west side. Stones are placed in the approximate location as their removal, and then grouted into place. When completed, the bridge will open to two-way traffic and riprap work will move to the east side. It is a slow process; two crews can place 325 sq ft of riprap each day.
- Work continues on completing safety measures for pedestrian access to the bridge.
Summary of work
- Replace bridge on Hwy 40 (known as Milan Bridge) over Lac qui Parle Lake
- Update pedestrian access to meet current ADA standards
- Incorporate historical elements into the new bridge through the use of iron railing on both sides
- Maintain fishing access and recreational area
- Handplace stonework to closely match the original construction done by the WPA in 1939
- Robert R. Schroeder Construction Co., Glenwood MN