Hwy 76 bridge reopens to traffic north of Houston as project nears completion
HOUSTON, Minn. – Highway 76 motorists near Money Creek will again be able to use both lanes of the bridge at mile post 27.96 as the Minnesota Department of Transportation reopened the lane on Oct. 13 and removed the temporary traffic signals used during construction work.
On Oct. 7, the detour was removed on Highway 76 between Interstate 90 and Houston after MnDOT completed repairs of the other bridge at mile post 26.34 which is also part of this project.
Motorists are reminded to slow down as they approach the bridges and will see signs warning of a bump as they travel onto the bridges. Paving work where the road meets the bridges is scheduled in the weeks ahead, so a bump is present on both bridges.
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 work zones.
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