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April 11, 2023

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Highway 25 bridge reconstruction, detour begins April 17 in Brainerd

BAXTER Minn. – Those who travel on Highway 25 between Highway 18 and Highway 210 in Brainerd, Crow Wing County, will encounter the road closed and detoured as work begins Monday, April 17, to replace the bridge over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway line, reports the Minnesota Department of Transportation.


The $6.4 million project will replace the Highway 25 bridge over the railroad tracks between 10th Avenue NE and Red Pine Road, resurface the road north and south of the bridge, add right-turn lanes to Red Pine Road and 28th Street E and construct a pedestrian multi-use trail along the west side of Highway 25 from 10th Avenue NE over the new bridge to 28th Street E.
Here’s what to expect:

  • Detour April 17 to November—Highway 25 will close to through traffic between Highway 18 and Highway 210 (Washington Street) in Brainerd. Motorists will follow a signed detour that uses Highway 210 (Washington Street), Business Highway 371 (S Sixth Street) and Crow Wing County Road 117 (Industrial Park Road and Theisse Road).
  • Access will be open and maintained to businesses and residents in the work area. Expect changes and use of alternate accesses. Please slow down, follow construction signs through the work zone and stay out of barricaded areas. Highway 25 will have a hard closure to all travelers at the bridge between 10th Avenue NE and 28th Street E.

Redstone Construction is the contractor for the project. When complete in November, travelers will benefit from a new bridge to last up to 75 years, a smoother road surface, and improved safety and access.

If you have any questions, contact MnDOT Construction Project Manager Kirk Allen at 218-828-5739 or kirk.allen@state.mn.us. For more information, visit the Highway 25 project webpage.