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Oct. 28, 2022

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Highway 19 Winthrop detour removed Oct. 28

MANKATO, Minn. – The detour for the Highway 19 box culvert replacement project near Winthrop is expected to be removed by 5 p.m. today, Oct. 28, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Motorists will encounter temporary shoulder closures in this area until guardrail is installed in early November.  Drivers should be alert for lane restrictions, watch for flaggers, and expect brief delays during the installation of the guardrail. 

The replacement of the Highway 19 box culvert in Winthrop was postponed until 2023 due to unanticipated soil conditions. MnDOT is determining additional actions needed to install the box culvert which will occur next year.