Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

April 17, 2018

Lane closure extended to April 17 on Kennedy Bridge in East Grand Forks

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The lane closure on the Kennedy Bridge in East Grand Forks has been extended an additional day and will last through Tuesday, April 17 as MnDOT crews continue to clean and inspect the bridge.

The lane closure will be in place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and controlled by flaggers that allow only one direction of travel at a time.

As springtime weather allows, the pavement markings on the bridge will also be repainted and the tube delineators will be reinstalled to separate the traffic lanes. The delineators were removed for the winter to allow MnDOT snowplows to safely and efficiently remove snow.

The two year project to reconstruct the Highway 2 Kennedy Bridge kicked off in February last year and will last through this fall. Traffic will remain one lane in each direction until the project is complete.

The $15.66 million project is a joint design of the Minnesota Department of Transportation, North Dakota Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. Visit the project website at mndot.gov/d2/projects/kennedybridge for more information.

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