Changes Made In Jackson Detour

Thu 5-5-2016 Mn"], ["Ashley St. & HWY. 71 Jackson

(Jackson, Mn.)-- Some changes have been made to the detour for the Highway 71 bridge project in Jackson.

Four-way stops are now located at the intersections of Ashley Street and Highway 71, as wells as North Highway and Highway 71.

The walking/biking trail between Ashley Park and Sunshine Foods, along Riverside Drive, has been temporarily closed for the duration of the project and the speed limit on Riverside Drive has been lowered to 20 mph.

Motorists are asked to properly follow the detours. Anyone caught moving or driving around a barricade will receive a ticket. Authorities say no warnings will be given.

The contractor has started bit removal and sawing around the median on Highway 71 and will continue milling and start on removal of the concrete median yet this week. Actual removal of the bridge is scheduled to start next week.