The public will be able to see visual representations of the new Highway 61 bridge and designs of the public art, which will be included at an open house from noon to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Hastings City Hall, 101 E. Fourth St.
Motorists traveling southbound Highway 61 into Hastings may experience delays overnight beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7, when the roadway is reduced to a single lane between approximately Spiral Bridge Road (the entrance to Hub’s Marina) and the Hastings Highway 61 Bridge.
The long wait is almost over.
Construction on a new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings should begin this fall, although some preliminary work such as utilities could begin yet this summer. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announcement last week that it has awarded the contract to build the new bridge to the Lunda/Ames team for its tied-arch bridge design culminates years of work by city, state and federal officials to replace the existing bridge.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation told elected officials in Hastings on Wednesday afternoon they planned to reduce the speed limit on Highway 61 between the Hastings bridge and U.S. Highway 10.
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