Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 31, 2017

Hwy 56 bridge north of Kenyon reopens after excavation work completed

KENYON, Minn. – Traffic reopened Wednesday, May 31 on the Highway 56 bridge north of Kenyon at the North Fork of the Zumbro River after excavation work was completed, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Traffic was detoured one day while crews removed buried construction debris and reinforced the road.

The bridge is part of a $2.4 million, two-bridge replacement project with Lunda Construction as the prime contractor.

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

The detour for bridge south of Stanton at Prairie Creek remains in place: Hwy 19 east to Hwy 52 south to Goodhue County Road 9 west. The bridge is expected to reopen to traffic in mid-August.

To learn more about the project or sign up for email updates, go to MnDOT’s project web site at www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy56-bridges/index.html.

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.