Oliver Bridge Repairs To Start April 13; Work Will Reduce Traffic To A Single Lane [Updated Information]
As reported in an earlier story, there is work planned for the Oliver Bridge starting April 13. At the time, there weren't a lot of details about the scope of the work or what the suggested "single lane" might mean for drivers.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has released a little more information about the project.
The work will start on Monday, April 13 and end approximately ten days later. Like past summer projects on the Oliver Bridge, the work will only affect daytime travelers - between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM. Traffic over the Oliver Bridge will be reduced to one lane during that time - with a flagger at each end alternating traffic in both directions. In other words you should expect some delays waiting your turn to cross.
The work is part of a requested lane closure by the Canadian National Railroad - the owners of the bridge - for routine inspections.