Hastings Bridge closes for weekend starting Friday night
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will close the Highway 61 Mississippi River bridge at Hastings over two weekends in June in order to remove, repair and re-install bridge bearings.
The bridge will be closed to all traffic from 10 p.m. Friday, June 13 through 5 a.m. Monday, June 16, and again from 10 p.m. Friday, June 20 until 5 a.m. Monday, June 23. During the closures, traffic will detour on Interstate 494 and Highway 55 in Minnesota and on State Highway 35 in Wisconsin.
Bridge bearings are located on top of the bridge piers and allow the structure's deck to move with temperature changes.
Further information about the Highway 61 Hastings bridge painting and repair project and the future bridge construction is available at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hastingsbridge/index.html.