Traffic delays expected Dec. 5-6 on Hwy 63 near Red Wing Bridge for culvert placement
RED WING, Minn. — Motorists will experience traffic delays on Dec. 5-6 on Highway 63 on the Wisconsin side of the Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge at Red Wing as crews place the first half of a box culvert, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation.
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Dec. 5 and 6, half of the culvert that runs between Mud Lake will be placed. Crews will be unloading the culvert sections during this time. Flaggers will stop traffic for up to 15 minutes while each section of the culvert is unloaded. Traffic will then begin again until the next section is unloaded.
Significant traffic backups are likely during the unloading times. If motorists are able to adjust their traveling times, they can avoid the delays or they should allow for extra travel time during this one-day effort.
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 website at 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.