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Aug. 18, 2021

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Belgrade Avenue Bridge closed for resurfacing has been postponed to a later date

Hwy 169 ramps to remain open during construction

MANKATO, Minn. – Due to forecasted rain this weekend, the resurfacing of the Belgrade Avenue Bridge in Mankato/North Mankato that was expected to occur Aug. 27-30 has been postponed to a later date.

Traffic will be directed to the Highway 169 on and off ramps during construction. The ramps will allow for right-in and right-out turns only. The Veteran’s Memorial Bridge will be open for motorists traveling into Mankato from northbound Highway 169. Traffic destined into Mankato from southbound Highway 169 can use Highway 14, the Riverfront Drive exit or find alternate routes. Pedestrian traffic will be allowed to cross the bridge during construction.

The project is weather dependent as the construction work is sensitive to rain, humidity, and temperature.

Motorists will need to drive with caution through the area and watch for workers, equipment, and traffic control devices.