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Posted on: October 2, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Brief nighttime Hwy 63, 61 delays Oct. 4

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Oct. 2, 2018

Contact: Mark Anderson

MnDOT construction project manager

Office: 507- 205-6402

Cell: 507-429-6302


For Immediate Release

Brief nighttime Hwy 63, 61 delays Oct. 4 to move equipment near Red Wing Bridge

RED WING, Minn. — Motorists are expected to experience brief traffic delays on Highways 63 and 61 near the Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge in Red Wing early Thursday morning, Oct. 4, as crews move equipment, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation.

Work will take place from midnight to 4 a.m. Delays should not exceed 15 minutes during the overnight hours. Flaggers will stop traffic in both directions of Highway 63 and 61 while the equipment is being moved across the highways.

The Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge project includes building a new bridge to replace the Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge, replacing the historic slip ramp Highway 63 Bridge over Highway 61, reconstructing approach roadways in Minnesota and Wisconsin, improving access to Red Wing and upgrading pedestrian and bicyclist crossings. The prime contractor on this $63.4 million construction project is Zenith Tech. The new bridge is expected to open to traffic by fall of 2019.

Learn more about the project or sign up for email updates at MnDOT’s project web site You can also follow a Facebook page for this project at

Motorists should always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones. For real-time traffic information in Minnesota, call 511 or visit

Mike Dougherty

Director of Public Engagement and Communications

MnDOT, District 6, Rochester


Twitter: @mndotsoutheast


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