Monday, May 11, 2015

East Grand Forks bridge maintenance and inspections begin May 18

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists in East Grand Forks will observe bridge work beginning Monday, May 18, through Thursday, May 21 as crews maintain and inspect the Kennedy and Sorlie bridges in East Grand Forks.

Traffic will be periodically reduced to one lane on the eastbound and westbound sides of the four-lane Kennedy bridge as crews work. Both lanes on the two-lane Sorlie bridge will remain open. Most work will take place during business hours.

Drivers are urged to slow down to posted speeds in the work zones.

Crews inspect bridges every two years to ensure that they are in good condition. They will use specialized equipment to look for cracks, damage and other issues.

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