Ames Construction will begin construction activities for the Interstate 90 Dresbach Bridge project on Monday, Jan. 21, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Motorists will not be affected by the construction activities at this time; however, parts of the Dresbach Travel Information Center will be used as a staging area for stockpiling materials for the project.
Access to the US Fish and Wildlife boat launch will remain open until March, when construction activities will close the boat launch for the entire 2013 construction season.
The Department of Natural Resources boat landing at the site is expected to remain open at all times during the project.
This $187.5 million project is a cooperative effort between the Minnesota and Wisconsin Department of Transportation agencies, and is a multi-year project expected to continue through 2016. The project includes constructing a new I-90 crossing over the Mississippi River and reconstructing the Highway 61/14 and I-90 interchange.
The new I-90 river crossing will meet current structural and geometric standards, and the new interchange will improve traffic safety, capacity and access on and between Highway 61/14 and I-90.
For more information about the Dresbach Bridge project, visit www.mndot.gov/d6/projects/dresbachbridge.