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Construction resumes on the Kennedy Bridge in East Grand Forks


BEMIDJI, Minn. – Construction has resumed on the Kennedy Bridge in East Grand Forks. This work will take place until approximately mid-June. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction.

During this time, crews will begin removing temporary concrete barriers and access roads, and complete painting, grinding concrete deck and pavement to provide a better ride, permanent pavement markings and final turf work.

During the lane closure, a 12-foot width-restriction will be in effect. Motorists can expect delays and should obey traffic control.

The Kennedy Bridge has been under construction as part of a two-year reconstruction project. In December, the bridge was reopened to four lanes of traffic.

The Kennedy Bridge was built in 1963 and currently serves 23,000 vehicles per day. Along with preserving the historic nature of the bridge, the project improves safety for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

The $15.66 million project is a joint design of MnDOT, the North Dakota Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. Visit the project website at for more information.

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