Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 26, 2017

Detour for Hwy 42 bridge replacement begins July 10 near Kellogg

KELLOGG, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 42 near Kellogg will encounter a detour beginning July 10 for the replacement of  bridge near the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 42, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The Highway 42 bridge over Gorman Creek will be replaced from July to October. The removal of the bridge requires the detouring of traffic during construction.

Local businesses along Highway 42, such as SVJ Creative Designs and Cowpokes Western Shop are open and accessible by following the direction signs along the detour route.  A detour connecting Highway 61 to Highway 42 by using Wabasha County Road 14 will be in place during construction.

Overall, the construction work includes grading, paving, bridge replacement and guardrail installation.  Additionally the concrete weir under the bridge will be replaced with a series of rock weirs. A weir is structure across a river that is used to change the flow from upstream to downstream. It can help with fish migration, navigation or flooding.

Motorists interested in a map of the detour or to sign up for email updates on the project may go to the MnDOT project website at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy42-bridge-replacement/.

MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.

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