Highway 71 bridge on Irvine to close a day for maintenance

The Highway 71 bridge on Irvine Avenue will be closed Wednesday, June 30, as MnDOT plans to perform annual maintenance work.

Crews will complete the work between 7:30 in the morning through 4:30 in the afternoon and repairs are only anticipated to last one day.

The bridge will be closed, but the ramps on and off 71 will be open.

Detour signs will be posted.

Drivers are reminded to slow down, avoid distractions, and follow traffic signs in work zones.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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