Public meeting Sept. 27 on bridge plan

2012-09-12T00:00:00Z Public meeting Sept. 27 on bridge planDaily News staff Winona Daily News
September 12, 2012 12:00 am  • 

An open house to discuss plans for the new two-lane interstate bridge project will be Sept. 27, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Tuesday.

The meeting will run from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Winona Armory, 1303 Homer Road. Project representatives will be available to answer questions and talk more about the recommendation to construct a new two-lane bridge parallel to the existing Hwy. 43 bridge.

MnDOT announced the project Aug. 23 amid a growing chorus of support from local, state and federal officials for the two-span plan. The project calls for no closures, with construction tentatively scheduled to begin in 2015.

The second span would connect at Fourth and Winona streets downtown adjacent to the existing bridge, and at the other end of the Mississippi River near Latsch Island. There aren’t specifics yet for what businesses and properties will be affected.

MnDOT had considered several alternative plans, including simply fixing the existing bridge, but eventually chose the proposal to build a second span after all involved — ranging from public officials to the state’s historic preservation office — agreed it was the most efficient plan that will also preserve some of the existing bridge’s historic elements.

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