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Highway 61 bridge CP Rail Construction

Construction to replace the Highway 61 bridge over the Canadian Pacific Railway at the south end of Red Wing is scheduled to begin Monday, April 8, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Beginning Monday, April 1, motorists might encounter brief delays while heavy equipment is being brought to the construction site.

The project is expected to be completed October 2024.

The new Highway 61 bridge over the Canadian Pacific Railway will be constructed to the north of the existing bridge to maintain two-way traffic during construction. The original bridge was bult in 1955. It will remain in use during construction and be removed after traffic switches to the new bridge.

The Mississippi River Trail (MRT) runs along the shoulders of Highway 61 in this location.

The new bridge will include wider shoulders to better accommodate MRT users, as well as provide the appropriate clearance for trains using the Canadian Pacific Railway.


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