Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 25, 2017

Hwy 56 bridge replacements to begin May 1 near Kenyon, Stanton

KENYON, Minn. – Motorists on Hwy 56 in Goodhue County will encounter single lane traffic and a detour beginning May 1 while two bridges are replaced this summer, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Construction crews will replace bridges south of Stanton at Prairie Creek and north of Kenyon at the North Fork of the Zumbro River.

During construction, the bridge south of Stanton will be closed and Hwy 56 traffic will be detoured. The detour route for Hwy 56 traffic near Stanton is Hwy 19 east to Hwy 52 south to Goodhue County Road 9 west. The bridge is expected to reopen to traffic in mid-August.

Meanwhile, the bridge at Kenyon will remain open to traffic for the majority of the construction with the use of temporary traffic signals. Traffic will be able to travel on a single lane across the bridge. The traffic signals will regulate the traffic at the bridge. One short-term closure for vehicles over 5 tons will be necessary to complete the bridge connection. It's scheduled to be completed by mid-October.

Lunda Construction is the prime contractor on the $2.4 million project.

To learn more about the project or sign up for email updates, go to MnDOT’s project website at www.mndot.gov/d6/projects/hwy56-bridges/.

Motorists should always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones. For real-time traffic information in Minnesota, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.