Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Oct. 5, 2018

UPDATE: Brief nighttime Hwy 63, 61 delays to move equipment near Red Wing Bridge postponed until Oct. 9

RED WING, Minn. — Motorists are expected to experience brief traffic delays on Highways 63 and 61 near the Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge in Red Wing early Tuesday morning, Oct. 9, as crews move equipment, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation.

The work was originally planned for Oct. 4, but windy and rainy conditions forced crews to postpone the work.

Work will take place from midnight to 4 a.m. Delays should not exceed 15 minutes during the overnight hours. Flaggers will stop traffic in both directions of Highway 63 and 61 while the equipment is being moved across the highways.

The Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge project includes building a new bridge to replace the Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge, replacing the historic slip ramp Highway 63 Bridge over Highway 61, reconstructing approach roadways in Minnesota and Wisconsin, improving access to Red Wing and upgrading pedestrian and bicyclist crossings.  The prime contractor on this $63.4 million construction project is Zenith Tech. The new bridge is expected to open to traffic by fall of 2019.

Learn more about the project or sign up for email updates at MnDOT’s project web site mndot.gov/d6/projects/redwing-bridge/. You can also follow a Facebook page for this project at facebook.com/RedWingBridgeProject/.

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 511mn.org.