Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 19

Redwood Falls

About this project

map of Hwy 19 Redwood Falls bridge project detour route
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  • Repair and resurface the bridge over the Redwood River, just west of US Hwy 71 in Redwood Falls.
  • Remove and replace deteriorated concrete deck and approach panels.
  • Repair or replace bridge railing.
  • Update pedestrian access to west side of bridge to meet ADA standards.

Traffic impacts

  • The majority of work will be done under traffic.
  • The bridge is open to two-way traffic.
  • A detour of Hwy 19 will be required up to three times for about one week each time to complete concrete work (see detour route above). Watch for message boards and/or sign up for email updates to receive notice of when the detour will be in place.
  • One half of the bridge deck will be removed at a time, which allows the other half of the bridge to be used for traffic during much of construction.
  • Bridge lanes will be reduced from twelve feet to ten feet and can accommodate two-way traffic.
  • No oversize, overweight permits will be issued in the work zone during the project.
  • If a temporary lane closure becomes necessary during construction, flaggers will direct traffic across the bridge.

Project update

August 5, 2022

  • Work moved to the opposite side of the bridge this week and crews began removing the existing overlay on the deck and making repairs.
  • The third and final bridge closure for concrete work is scheduled for mid-August.