Painting work set to resume on Winona Bridge on April 1 as final construction season begins
WINONA, Minn. – Residents and visitors in Winona will notice tarps being draped on the Bridge No. 5900 in Winona as crews prepare to complete the painting of the older bridge and start the final construction season of the project, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The painting work is a continuation of work that started in 2018. It will not affect traffic. Construction workers are entering the final year of the bridge project, which built a new bridge and is in the process of completing rehabilitation work on the existing bridge over the Mississippi River. Work that needs to be completed this season includes painting, construction of the plaza between Second Street and the river, stone steps and pavers and the final paving of the approaches.
The new Winona Bridge, Bridge No. 85851, carries Highway 43 traffic in both directions. It opened to traffic on Aug. 27, 2016. The historic Winona Bridge, Bridge No. 5900, is closed and being rehabilitated. The older bridge is expected to open to traffic in the summer of 2019. Contracts for the new bridge and the rehabilitation work total $145.8 million.
Follow construction progress on the project website at mndot.gov/winonabridge.
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