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July 10, 2024

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Detour at Hwy 63/3rd Street bridge over Bluff Street in Red Wing scheduled July 16-17 for bridge maintenance

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Motorists in Red Wing will encounter a detour at the Hwy 63/3rd Street bridge over Bluff Street July 16-17 for bridge crack and joint sealing , according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Traffic at the Hwy 63/ 3rd Street bridge over Bluff Street is scheduled to be detoured south to the traffic signal at Hwy 61/ 63 on July 16-17 during daylight hours.

Other bridge crack and joint sealing work is scheduled to take place in Red Wing that same week. The Hwy 63 bridge over the Mississippi River will have a lane closure with flaggers and traffic delays are expected. The pedestrian bridge over Hwy 61 near Anderson Park will be closed July 18-19. The schedules are subject to change depending on the weather.

This work is part of the bridge crack and joint sealing project that is occurring in Goodhue, Wabasha and Winona counties this summer. Crews will be working Monday through Saturday during daylight hours. It is anticipated that work should be completed in September. Lane closures with flagging operations or a pilot car for traffic control will occur in most work zones. People can view www.511mn.org or the free mobile app to see where the traffic impacts are.

Bridges scheduled for sealing work include:

  • Hwy 61 bridges near Red Wing
  • Hwy 63 over the Mississippi River, Hwy 61 and Bluff Street in Red Wing
  • Hwy 52 bridges at Hader, northbound bridge over the North Fork Zumbro River, south junction of Hwy 60
  • Hwy 60 over the Mississippi River at Wabasha
  • Hwy 61 bridges near Kellogg
  • Hwy 60 bridge west of Zumbro Falls
  • Hwy 61 bridges near Minnesota City
  • Hwy 43 bridges over the Mississippi River in Winona
  • Hwy 74 bridge near Elba

Safety in work zones

Motorists should always be prepared to encounter traffic changes when approaching work zones including lane closures, lane shifts, uneven road surfaces, slow-moving heavy equipment and slow or stopped traffic. To keep everyone safe, drivers must: 

  • Obey posted speed limits. The fine for speeding in a work zone is $300.
  • Drive undistracted. Avoid using cell phones, mobile devices, adjusting the radio – even eating –while in work zones.
  • Move over. Give workers room to safely complete their work.
  • Know before you go. Get real-time information about traffic and road conditions at www.511mn.org or get the free 511mn smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.
  • Be patient. Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Do the zipper merge.
  • Avoid making unnecessary lane changes.
  • Never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

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