The Highway 19 bridge repair project in Redwood Falls begins Monday, May 2. The project includes repairing and resurfacing the bridge over the Redwood River just west of U.S. Highway 71. Deteriorated concrete deck and approach panels will be replaced; the bridge railing will be repaired; and the pedestrian access to the west side of the bridge will be updated to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
PCI Roads, LLC, is the contractor for the project, which will cost $950,000. Construction is scheduled to end September 2. Start and end dates could change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances.
One-half of the bridge deck will be removed at a time, allowing the other half of the bridge to be used for traffic during much of construction. Bridge lanes will be reduced from twelve-feet to ten-feet wide and can accommodate two-way traffic; however, drivers are asked to slow down and use extra caution through the work zone. No oversize, overweight permits will be issued in the work zone during the project. If a temporary lane closure becomes necessary during construction, flaggers will direct traffic across the bridge.
A detour of Hwy 19 will be required up to three times during construction for about one week each occurrence to complete concrete work. The detour follows County Road 17/Laser Avenue, County Road 25, River Road, and Redwood 101, see attached detour map.