Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Dec. 5, 2018

Traffic delays expected Dec. 6 at Third and Plum streets in Red Wing

RED WING, Minn. — Motorists will experience traffic delays on Thursday, Dec. 6 at Third and Plum streets in Red Wing while crews install mast arms to hold signs and lights at the intersection, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

From 9 a.m. to early afternoon, on Dec. 6 flaggers will stop traffic while the mast arms are installed over the traffic lanes. Once the mast arms are secure, traffic will waved through until the next installation.

Significant traffic backups are likely during these periods. If motorists are able to adjust their travel routes, by avoiding this area during the three to four hours of work, they can avoid the delays.

The work is part of the overall the Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge project,which 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.