Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 26, 2017

Lane restrictions and sidewalk closures begin May 30 at 3rd St & Potter in Red Wing for utilities work

RED WING, Minn. – Local motorists and those accessing businesses near 3rd Street and Potter in Red Wing will encounter lane restrictions and sidewalk closures beginning May 30 for utilities work associated with the Red Wing Bridge project, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation.

Parking along 3rd street will not be allowed on either side of the road between Potter and Plum Street or on the west side of 3rd Street north of Potter. Motorists will use those lanes to avoid the construction area at the intersection of Potter and 3rd Street. Sidewalks on 3rd Street south of Potter will also be closed. Highway 63 across the Mississippi River and the Eisenhower Bridge will remain open during construction.

Xcel workers will begin work on utilities in the area to eventually allow for the construction on the buttonhook and cul-de-sac features of the project that will eventually connect Highway 63 traffic with a new intersection at Highway 61.

The Red Wing Bridge project will be completed by August 2020. The project is a cooperative effort between MnDOT, WisDOT, and the city of Red Wing. The project also includes the replacement of the historic Highway 63 Bridge over Highway 61 and reconstruction of the approach roadways in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Once complete, motorists will have a new river crossing between Minnesota and Wisconsin, improved connections to Highway 61 and Highway 58 in Minnesota, better access in and out of Red Wing’s historic downtown district, and improved pedestrian and bicyclist crossings.

To learn more about the bridge project and sign up for email updates, go to the MnDOT website at www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/redwing-bridge/ or go to Facebook www.facebook.com/RedWingBridgeProject/ and like the project’s page to stay updated.