Short-term traffic delays, walkway closure on Red Wing Bridge planned Oct. 19-23
RED WING, Minn. — People using the Hwy 63 Eisenhower Bridge of Valor at Red Wing will encounter a closed walkway and short-term daytime traffic delays Oct. 19-23 as crews do touch-up work on the bridge railings, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation.
The work will involve painting and minor repairs on select railing areas. Motorists will be briefly stopped by flaggers to ensure the crews have a safe work zone. Short traffic delays are expected during the daytime work hours.
The $63.4 million Eisenhower Bridge of Valor opened to traffic on Nov. 22, 2019. Construction continued in 2020 with additional work on the new bridge, demolition of the old bridge and final construction on the adjacent roads.
A website map highlights the many elements and people involved with construction of the new bridge. By clicking on the pinpoints, the public can view brief videos and read information that includes locations in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Additional information chronicles the construction process through photos, key elements of the bridge and a historical look at the river crossings at Red Wing through recent history.
Motorists may encounter lane closures or lane shifts, uneven road surfaces, equipment and other unexpected obstacles when driving near or through work zones. MnDOT advises motorists to:
- Expect delays, especially during peak travel times
- Go hands-free and minimize other distractions (e.g., don’t eat or drink while driving)
- Follow posted speed limits; the fine for speeding in a work zone is $300
- Avoid making lane changes within the work zone
Stay connected, informed
- Learn more about the project and sign up for email and text message updates at the project website or check out all of the MnDOT construction projects in the region at MnDOT’s website.
- Sign up for winter driving advisories in southeast Minnesota.