Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 40

Bridge; 3 miles west of Milan

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

Current traffic impacts

  • There are currently no traffic impacts
  • Project is scheduled for construction in June 2019
  • Detour route is posted below; 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 late spring 2019 so that members of the public can view the final design and learn about construction and detour details
  • Check out current bridge renderings hereHwy 40 Milan Bridge Detour route uses Hwy 7/59 to Chippewa CR 14/Lac qui Parle CR 20 to Lac qui parle CR 31 to Lac qui parle CR 33 from east to west