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Aug.25, 2022

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Hwy 19 Redwood Falls bridge closure begins Aug. 31 for concrete deck pour

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WILLMAR, Minn. – A final scheduled closure for the Highway 19 bridge repair project in Redwood Falls begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, to allow crews to complete the second half of the concrete deck pour. Traffic will be temporarily detoured to County Road 17/Laser Avenue, County Road 25, River Road, and Redwood 101.

The bridge is projected to reopen by Tuesday, Sept. 6, depending on weather conditions and the curing process.

The project includes repairing and resurfacing the bridge over the Redwood River just west of U.S. Highway 71 in Redwood Falls. Deteriorated concrete deck and approach panels will be replaced; the bridge railing will be repaired; and the pedestrian access to the west side of the bridge will be updated to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

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  • Minimize distractions behind the wheel
  • Be patient and expect delays, especially during peak travel times 

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