Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

April 18, 2018

Start date for Marshall bridge projects pushed back due to recent weather

WILLMAR, Minn. – The start date for the Highway 19 and Highway 68 bridge projects in Marshall has been pushed back again, due to recent weather.  Originally, both projects were scheduled to begin April 16, 2018.  The start date was moved to April 23, but has now been pushed to Monday, April 30. Both bridge projects require a detour.  A construction open house for both projects was held in Marshall on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. 

The Highway 19 bridge project includes the rehabilitation of the historic bridge on Highway 19 over the Redwood River, north of the intersection of Highway 59 and Highway 68 in Marshall. The sidewalk will be upgraded to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements.  Benefits of the project include a smoother surface, enhanced safety, compliance with ADA standards and the preservation of a historic structure.  The estimated project cost is $660,000.

The Highway 68 bridge project includes the resurfacing of the bridge on Highway 68 over the Redwood River Diversion Channel, north of Hwy 59, bridge rail replacement and end post replacement.  Benefits of the project include a smoother surface as well as enhanced safety.  The estimated project cost is $290,000.

Both projects are scheduled to begin April 30, weather permitting, and will be completed in mid-June. PCi Roads is the contractor for both bridges.

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