Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 61 Withers Harbor Bridge

Red Wing

About this project


Hwy 61 motorists at Withers Harbor in Red Wing will encounter lane closures beginning Wednesday, Dec. 13 as crews do work to improve sightlines and then splice fiber optic cables affected by construction.

Lanes closures will begin at 7 a.m., Wednesday to set up a lane closure for northbound and southbound traffic so crews can modify a barrier near the Withers Harbor left turn lane from northbound Hwy 61. Crews will be removing and shifting barriers and other equipment to improve sight lines during the day.

Once that work is complete, a contractor will set up a right lane closure on southbound Hwy 61 to begin splicing the fiber optic cables in the vault in front of the Perkins. They anticipate 4-5 weeks for splicing.

Summary of work

Highway 61 Withers Harbor Bridge Map Red Wing
Hwy 61 Withers Harbor Bridge project location

Construction started April 17, 2023 to replace the two bridges at Withers Harbor Dr. in Red Wing. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2024.

  • Replace the Hwy 61 bridge over Withers Harbor Dr. and Hay Creek in Red Wing.
  • Reconstruct the approaches to the bridge from Bench St. to Withers Harbor Dr. and make other road improvements.

Traffic impacts

  • Hwy 61 lane closures at Withers Harbor beginning Dec. 13 are anticipated to last 4-5 weeks.