Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 63 Bridges over Mississippi River and Hwy 61

Red Wing

Traffic impacts

2018 detours

Red Wing bridge interactive construction map. Click for larger PDF version.

Current traffic impacts

  • Periodic brief traffic delays near the Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge and near the new buttonhook ramp between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. each weekday through early February 2019.
    • Flaggers will stop traffic for up to 15 minutes at a time to allow delivery trucks to unload steel tub girders then back out onto Highway 63 to leave the project area.
    • Up to three semi-truck deliveries per day are anticipated during this timeframe.
    • Learn more about tub girders (PDF)
  • Traffic on 825th St. is detoured through late 2019
  • Slip ramp from river bridge to Third St. is closed through September 2019
  • Third St. from Potter St. to Plum St. is closed through spring 2019
  • The sidewalk on both sides of Third St. between Potter St. and Plum St. is closed through spring 2019

About this project

Summary of work

  • Replace the Hwy 63 bridges over the Mississippi River and Hwy 61
  • Realign the approach roadways
  • FAQs


The preferred alternative for replacing the Hwy 63 bridges over the Mississippi River and Hwy 61, along with realigning the approach roadways in Minnesota and Wisconsin has been determined. The visual quality process is complete and visualizations of two bridges and approach roadways have been developed.