Oct. 2, 2020
Contact: Mark Anderson
MnDOT Project Engineer
Short-term lane closures planned Oct. 3-4 on Hwy 61 and ramps near Red Wing Bridge site
RED WING, Minn. — Motorists at the Red Wing Bridge will encounter lane closures Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4, as construction crews continue to work to wrap up the project, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation.
Lane closures will be in place both days at locations on Highway 61 near the bridge and on the ramps at the new bridge while construction work takes place. They aren’t likely to cause any significant traffic delays.
Following guidance from state and federal health officials, and to prevent further spread of COVID-19, crews will maintain social distancing practices while working.
The new Eisenhower Bridge of Valor opened to traffic on November 22, 2019. Construction work has continued on the new bridge and demolition of the old bridge is completed. Zenith Tech, Inc., of Waukesha, Wis., is the prime contractor.
The $63.4 million Hwy 63 bridge construction project includes building a new bridge to replace the Hwy 63 bridge, replacing the slip ramp over Hwy 61, reconstructing approach roads in Minnesota and Wisconsin, improving access to Red Wing, and upgrading pedestrian and bicyclist crossings.
MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones, and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.
Learn more or sign up for email updates at MnDOT’s project website or follow the Facebook project page. For traffic information in Minnesota, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.