Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 61 Withers Harbor Bridge

Red Wing

About this project

Summary of work

Highway 61 Withers Harbor Bridge Map Red Wing
Hwy 61 Withers Harbor Bridge project location

Construction will span over two years to replace the two bridges at Withers Harbor Dr. in Red Wing. The first year of construction occurred in 2023 with the replacement of the northbound bridge. The final year of construction will replace the southbound bridge, and it is scheduled to begin April 1, 2024. The project is anticipated to be completed fall of 2024.

Work includes:

  • Replacing the Hwy 61 bridge over Withers Harbor Dr. and Hay Creek in Red Wing.
  • Reconstructing the approaches to the bridge from Bench St. to Withers Harbor Dr. and make other road improvements.

Traffic impacts

Highway 61 Withers Harbor Bridge Detour Map Red Wing
Hwy 61 Withers Harbor Bridge traffic impacts

Traffic delays are possible in this area especially during the morning and afternoon commuting times.

  • On Monday, April 1, motorists on Hwy 61 will be moved to into the right lanes in the work zone near Withers Harbor Dr. as crews do work in the median.
  • Withers Harbor Dr. will close under the bridge and set up the road and trail detour on April 1.
  • On April 3, traffic will be moved in both directions to the northbound bridge over Withers Harbor Dr. This will close left-hand turns in both directions at Bench St., as well as the northbound left-hand turn at Tile Dr. Signs will be in place directing traffic to the detour routes.
  • Motorists who want to use Bench St. but are unable to make left turns will use Tyler Rd. to either reach Bench St. south or north.