Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 6, 2018

Hwy 43 lane closures planned Aug. 7 on Winona Bridge for railing inspection

WINONA, Minn. – Highway 43 motorists using the Winona Bridge on Tuesday, Aug. 7 will encounter lane closures as crews inspect the railing to help guide future repair work, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The contractor, Ames Construction, will be inspecting the railing on the bridge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7. Brief traffic delays are expected because of the lane closures to allow workers safe room to work.

Motorists can expect flaggers to control traffic as the railing inspection progresses across the bridge. Short traffic delays are expected.

The new Winona Bridge, Bridge No. 85851, carries Highway 43 traffic in both directions across the bridge while the historic Winona Bridge, Bridge No. 5900, is closed and being rehabilitated. The older bridge is expected to open to traffic in the fall of 2019. Contracts for the new bridge and the rehabilitation work total $145.8 million.

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