Highway 169 bridge project set to start

Work is expected to begin Wednesday, June 1, on a project affecting the southbound Highway 169 bridge over Highway 10 in Elk River.
The first step is constructing temporary lane crossovers on the north and south side of the bridge. That’s scheduled to take place from June 1-6, weather permitting.
The second stage of the project is scheduled to run June 6-25, weather permitting, with closure of the southbound Highway 169 bridge over Highway 10. That will allow the Minnesota Department of Transportation to replace the deteriorated bridge railings, do deck repairs and resurface the bridge, according to Project Engineer Dan Labo. Traffic will be diverted onto the northbound bridge, with one lane for northbound traffic and one for southbound.
The third stage of the project is scheduled to run June 25-30, weather permitting, and will entail removing the temporary crossovers.
Some turning movements will be limited and traffic diverted onto detours in Elk River during the project. If all goes as planned, the project will be finished June 30.

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