The Winona County Highway Department closed Garvin Heights Road for culvert replacements on Monday, and the road will continue to be closed for approximately three weeks, depending on the weather.

The work being completed is the replacement of five deteriorated culverts to ensure safety to travelers of the roadway before a potential culvert collapse that would cause an emergency closure of the roadway. Once replaced, asphalt surface patching in the area of each culvert will also be completed. The roadway will be reopened to traffic following completion of the surface patching and removal of traffic control signage.

This work will require a complete closure of the roadway in both directions and the road will remain closed throughout the time of construction. No specific detour routes will be signed during construction as there are options for drivers to navigate to their destinations. It will be up to individuals to determine the best route for their travels.

Motorists are reminded to obey all traffic signs, slow down in work zones, and watch for workers, equipment and changing road conditions.

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