Lane closures and overnight detours planned for Hwy. 61 as La Crescent pedestrian bridge installed

LA CRESCENT, Minn. (WKBT) — Planned lane closures and an overnight detour will take place next week on Hwy. 61.

As crews install a pedestrian bridge over the highway, motorists will experience lane closures starting Monday. The northbound right lane of Hwy. 14/61 north of South Third Street will be closed through the end of the day Aug. 4.

The night of Aug. 4, the following detours will be in effect:

  • Southbound Hwy 61/14 traffic planning to continue south on Hwy 16 or travel east on Hwy 61/14/16 to La Crosse will be detoured left onto South Chestnut Street, then travel south under the highway and reconnect with Hwy 16 where motorists can either travel left or right to continue to their destinations. This detour will be in place from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Northbound Hwy 16 traffic or westbound Hwy 61/14/16 traffic headed toward Interstate 90 will need to turn onto South Chestnut Street south of the intersection and follow it north to reconnect with the highway. This detour will be in place from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.

MnDOT asks motorists to keep safety in mind and slow down when approaching work zones.

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