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Sept. 6, 2023

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Hwy 61 Withers Harbor Drive in Red Wing to close Sept. 7-8 for construction equipment removal

RED WING, Minn. – Withers Harbor Drive in Red Wing will temporarily close to traffic under the Highway 61 bridge Sept. 7-8 as construction crews remove equipment used during the first year of work, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The construction contractor will be removing the cranes used during the 2023 construction season. Motorists can reach businesses located at Withers Harbor Drive by using alternate routes on either side of the Highway 61 bridge but cannot travel through on the road until after the equipment is moved. The road will reopen later in the day on Sept. 8.

Highway 61 traffic reopened on the northbound bridge Sept. 5. Crews replaced the northbound bridge this year and will replace southbound bridge over Withers Harbor Drive in Red Wing in 2024.

To learn more about this project or others along Highway 61, go to mndot.gov/d6/projects/hwy61/index.html, where you can also sign up for email and text message updates, and review information.