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Lane restriction on Highway 63 Mississippi River bridge in Red Wing begins May 7

May 3, 2013

ROCHESTER, Minnesota — Motorists traveling on Highway 63 over the Mississippi River in Red Wing will encounter temporary lane closures and delays beginning Tuesday, May 7, as crews conduct an annual bridge inspection.

The equipment needed to conduct the inspection requires a lane closure and traffic will be reduced to a single lane controlled by flaggers from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Both lanes will be open each evening after the inspectors have completed their work.

The lane closure will remain in effect through Thursday, May 9, weather permitting.

Routine inspections of this bridge and other Mississippi River bridges are conducted annually; an in-depth inspection takes place once every other year.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

For statewide travel information, visit Minnesota 511 online, call 5-1-1 or log on to the Minnesota DOT web site.

For more information, contact:
Kristin Kammueller
Community Relations/Public Affairs Coordinator
MnDOT District 6
Office: (507) 286-7684
Cell: (507) 251-2749

Communications Manager Christine Ouellette
Wisconsin Department of Transportation-Northwest Region
718 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: (715) 833-9814 cell: (715) 828-9471 e-mail: chris.ouellette@dot.wi.gov

 

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