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June 3, 2013
Traffic to move onto new bridge tonight, tomorrow
The Hastings Bridge Project - three years in the making - has reached an exciting and critical milestone: late today, construction crews will reroute the southbound lane of traffic on Highway 61 onto the new Hastings Bridge. Approximately 24 hours later, crews will reroute the northbound...
June 3, 2013 - 3:26pm
May 16, 2013
Southbound Highway 61 coming into Hastings will see delays beginning May 20
Beginning May 20, Highway 61 near Hastings will be reduced to a single lane in each direction through the intersection of Highway 10/Point Douglas Drive and Highway 61. The Highway 61/Highway 10 intersection will remain open and accessible. Construction work has been pushed back...
May 16, 2013 - 3:24pm
March 29, 2013
New Hastings bridge is on schedule: One lane of traffic in each direction will be routed to the new bridge around June 1
Just two months from now, one lane of traffic in each direction will be running on the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings. Steve Kordosky, the project manager from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, said this week that the bridge is right on schedule. He expects the shift...
March 29, 2013 - 7:00am
September 20, 2012
Bridge project on schedule for Saturday; span will be floated downstream Saturday morning
By Tuesday, the landscape in Hastings will be significantly altered for the next 100 years. The main span for the new Highway 61 bridge here is on schedule to be floated in place, jacked up and secured by the end of the day Monday, Sept. 24. That means the current bridge will close...
September 20, 2012 - 8:37am
September 5, 2012
Another change of plans with Hastings bridge - no closures planned for this weekend
There has been a change of plans with the upcoming move of the main span for the new Hastings bridge. That change means there will be no closure of the Highway 61 bridge in Hastings this weekend. Here is the revised schedule for the project: Early Friday morning, Sept. 7, crews...
September 5, 2012 - 7:57am
August 31, 2012
Bridge move to be delayed 48 hours
There will be a 48-hour delay with the Hastings bridge project, it was learned late Thursday. The move will now begin Friday morning, Sept. 7, meaning the current Highway 61 bridge in Hastings will be closed starting Saturday and continuing until Monday. The bridge is expected to...
August 31, 2012 - 8:11am
August 15, 2012
Hastings bridge will close for up to 48 hours during move of span
The Highway 61 bridge in Hastings will be closed in both directions when the main span for the new Hastings bridge is floated into place. The closure is expected to last around 48 hours, but the exact length of time isn't yet known. In addition, river traffic will not be allowed...
August 15, 2012 - 9:24am
May 21, 2012
Hastings bridge inspection complete, lanes open
The annual inspection of the Hastings bridge was planned to take two weeks, but crews finished their work last week. There are no lane closures planned this week. The inspection had closed one lane of the bridge between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. last week, causing long delays for tra...
May 21, 2012 - 9:26am
January 26, 2012
Crews working on Highway 61 bridge in Hastings are working to limit project delay
Crews working on the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings are getting ever more optimistic that they will get the project completed by the late fall of 2013. Originally, the bridge was to be completed by May 2013. An extended period of high water last spring and then the state government...
January 26, 2012 - 7:55am
August 24, 2011
Hastings bridge to be down to one lane between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday
The Highway 61 bridge in Hastings will be down to one lane of traffic between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25. Crews will be working on the south end of the bridge and need to use the lane for equipment and personnel.
August 24, 2011 - 11:14am
August 15, 2011
Shutdown means Hastings bridge will not be completed by May 2013 as planned
The state government shutdown lasted just three weeks, but its impact will be far greater. On Monday, the project manager for the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings, Steve Kordosky, said the shutdown will result in a delay of at least six months. The bridge had been scheduled to be...
August 15, 2011 - 4:29pm
July 1, 2011
State shutdown means no work will be done on the new Hastings bridge
All work on the new Hastings bridge has ceased. With the state shutdown putting the Minnesota Department of Transportation on hold indefinitely, all work on state projects has come to a stop. The setback is nothing new to the project. High water late last fall slowed down work, but...
July 1, 2011 - 8:27am
June 8, 2011
Overnight lane closure planned for Hastings bridge on June 8-9
Highway 61 motorists traveling through Hastings may experience delays beginning June 8 when the roadway is reduced to a single lane between Spiral Bridge Road, near Hub's Landing, and Third Street in downtown Hastings. The lane closure will take place between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m....
June 8, 2011 - 2:56pm
September 22, 2010
Hastings breaks ground on new bridge
The construction phase has officially begun on the new Hastings bridge. Representatives from the city, Mn/DOT, Lunda/Ames and area politicians...
September 22, 2010 - 1:49pm
July 1, 2010
Bridge design chosen: It will be the tied-arch
The long wait is almost over. Construction on a new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings should begin this fall, although some preliminary work such...
July 1, 2010 - 8:09am