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Southbound Highway 61 coming into Hastings will see delays beginning May 20

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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.

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The Highway 61/Highway 10 intersection will remain open and accessible.

Construction work has been pushed back from Friday, May 17 to Monday, May 20. The lane restrictions will be in effect for about two weeks

(May 20-31). The scope of construction zone is approximately 500 feet.

MnDOT anticipates significant delays for southbound travelers on Highway 61.

The City of Hastings remains open during construction - all downtown businesses and other local destinations are accessible via the current Hastings bridge. There will be no flagging operations on the Hastings Bridge and no lane closures on the current bridge during May.

Two lanes of traffic-one in each direction-will be rerouted to the new bridge in early June. The demolition process for removing the current bridge will begin immediately after the traffic change onto the new bridge. Stay tuned for more details on this part of the project.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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