Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 25, 2018

Detour for Hwy 19 and Hwy 68 bridge projects start Monday, April 30

WILLMAR, Minn. — The Hwy 19 and Hwy 68 bridge projects in Marshall will start Monday, April 30, 2018. The start date for the projects was pushed back twice due to wet spring weather. Both projects require a detour,  which will go into effect Monday, April 30.

The Hwy 19 bridge project includes the rehabilitation of the historic bridge on Hwy 19 over the Redwood River. 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 Hwy 68 bridge project includes the resurfacing of the bridge on Hwy 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 will be completed in mid-June, weather permitting. PCi Roads is the contractor for both bridges.

MnDOT asks motorists to slow down and pay attention while driving through work zones.  Remember, orange cones, no phones. Motorists who speed through a work zone or who disobey work zone flaggers face a $300 fine.

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