Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 8, 2017

Bridge deck repairs may slow traffic on Hwy 26 north of Brownsville starting Sept. 11

BROWNSVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will encounter short-term traffic delays for eight days beginning Monday, Sept. 11 on the northbound lane of Highway 26 north of Brownsville in Houston County as crews repair a concrete bridge deck, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The bridge is located just north of Houston County Road 7, about five miles north of Brownsville. Traffic will be reduced to one lane across the bridge and controlled by a portable traffic signal system. Stop and go traffic is possible and motorists may see short delays crossing the bridge. Work will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11 and continue through Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.m.

Motorists should always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

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