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April 19, 2023

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Repairs to bridge on Hwy 15 north of Fairmont begin May 2

MANKATO, Minn. – Motorists traveling on Highway 15 between Fairmont and Truman are advised to expect a lane closure and brief delays starting Tuesday, May 2 as crews make permanent repairs to a bridge that was hit and damaged by a semi last year, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Repairs to the bridge will include approach panels, concrete repairs, and guardrail. 

The northbound lane on the bridge will be closed during construction. Portable traffic lights will be used to control traffic in both directions using the southbound lane of Highway 15. Drivers should slow down and use caution through the work zone.

The repairs are expected to be complete by mid- June, weather permitting. PCiRoads was awarded the project with a bid of $239,616.95.

Important work zone safety reminders:

  • Slow down when approaching every work zone
  • Never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones
  • Stay alert; watch for workers and slow-moving equipment
  • Obey posted speed limits. Fine for a violation in a work zone is $300
  • Minimize distractions behind the wheel
  • Be patient; expect delays, especially during peak travel times