- Kirsten Klein
MnDOT Metro District
Office of Communications
1500 County Rd B2 West
Roseville, MN 55113
Reminder: Hwy 61 at Hastings Bridge closing Sept. 22
Closures needed to float in the new Hastings Bridge main span
(Roseville, Minn.) – Motorists traveling near Hastings will encounter a closure of both directions of Hwy 61 at the Mississippi River beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.
The Hwy will remain closed for up to 72 hours as crews float and lift the Main Span of the new Hwy 61 Hastings Bridge into place. The work and closure will be weather dependent.
Motorists are advised to follow the signed detour using I-494, Hwy 52 and Hwy 55.
In addition, there will be other local travel restrictions starting at 6 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.
- Lock and Dam Road near downtown Hastings will close at the boat launch. A DNR project will limit parking and access near Jaycee Park.
- The pedestrian and bicycle path will close between Lock and Dam No. 2 and downtown Hastings.
Beginning 6 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 all through-river traffic between Lock and Dam No. 2 and the CP Rail Bridge east of downtown Hastings will be suspended.
Lock and Dam Road and the pedestrian bicycle path are scheduled to reopen by 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.
Through-river traffic and Hwy 61 are scheduled to reopen late Monday, Sept. 24.
As is expected for the entire project, access to local businesses and residences on both sides of the bridge will not be affected.
Travelers and residents with questions are encouraged to call the Hastings Bridge Project Hotline at 651-775-5244 or visit the project’s web site at www.dot.state.mn.us/hastingsbridge.
For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org.