Expect daytime delays at Washington Street bridge

Bridge inspection and study to reduce traffic to one lane and may also impact sidewalk access from Oct. 19-22.

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Those who cross the Highway 210/Washington Street bridge over the Mississippi River in Brainerd will encounter heavy equipment, crews and daytime delays, as both directions of the road are reduced to a single lane Monday through Thursday, Oct. 19-22.

The lane closures will occur 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day on Highway 210 between the signalized intersections of Northwest Fourth and Fourth streets in Brainerd. Minnesota Department of Transportation crews will conduct a bridge inspection and study. Pedestrians may also encounter sidewalk closures, follow signs.

Motorists approaching the daytime work zones should slow down, be prepared to stop if necessary, and move over within the work zone as appropriate to give crews a safe space to work.

For more information on current and future central Minnesota projects, visit or follow us on Facebook at and Twitter at @MnDOTcentral.

For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, call 511 or visit .


Bridge and road maintenance continues to be a critical service, MnDOT reported, adding it is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of its employees, contractors and all Minnesotans. Crews continue to follow the guidance of state and federal health officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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