Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Oct. 16, 2018

Brief Hwy 61 delays Oct. 17 for bridge beam placement near Red Wing Bridge

RED WING, Minn. — Motorists are expected to experience brief traffic delays on Highway 61 near the Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge in Red Wing from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Oct. 17, as crews move place bridge beams on the slip ramp, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation.

Work will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. Flaggers will briefly stop traffic in both directions of Highway 61, while the beams are placed. Delays should not exceed 15 minutes.

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 http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/redwing-bridge/. You can also follow a Facebook page for this project at https://www.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 www.511mn.org.