Bridge construction in Pine River starts May 24th

Bridge construction in Pine River starts May 24th

May 18, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (5/18/21)

(Pine River, MN) — The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be working on Highway 84 in Pine River to construct a new bridge in Cass County starting May 24th.

Motorists travelling on Highway 84 will encounter the road closed between River Street and 5th Street, as crews will construct a new bridge to span 220 feet over the Norway Brook dam, just south of the current structure built in 1909. 

Closures and delays will include Highway 84 (Barclay Avenue) being closed between River Street and 5th Street in east Pine River. Motorists should follow a signed detour along Highway 371 to Cass County Road 44, then through the roundabout on County Road 1 (24th Street SW) and County Road 2 (5th Street) back to Highway 84. 

Pedestrians will be able to cross the current bridge along a signed detour on the northside. Bicyclists should walk with their bikes across the bridge. 

Highway 84 is open to all travelers between Highway 371 and River Street. Access will also be maintained and open to all those who live, work, or visit those within the closed work area between River Street and 5th Street.

This $2.8 million project will reconstruct and realign Highway 84 east and west of the bridge, including roadbed and surface, underground storm sewer and utilities. More information on the Highway 84 construction project can be found on MnDOT’s website.