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December 21, 2011
Highway 61 will be reduced to one lane Dec. 22, 27
A new traffic signal system will be installed at the intersection of Highway 61 and Fourth Street this week and next week. The work will reduce Highway 61 to a single lane in each direction between the south end of the bridge and Seventh Street Thursday, Dec. 22, and Tuesday. Dec....
December 21, 2011 - 3:45pm
December 15, 2011
Lanes to be narrowed north of bridge today, Dec. 15, resulting in some delays
Motorists traveling both directions of Highway 61 north of the Hastings bridge may encounter non-rush hour delays Thursday, Dec. 15, as lane widths are temporarily reduced and flaggers control traffic as necessary between King's Cove Marina and the north end of the bridge. Both lanes...
December 15, 2011 - 8:13am
September 27, 2011
Suspicious package in Hastings prompts call to bomb squad; it turned out to be an empty cooler
A suspicious package was reported on Third Street in downtown Hastings on the road between the Hastings Police Department and the former Hastings Family Service building. The package was a Styrofoam cooler with duct tape on it. The words "Do not move" were written on the cooler with...
September 27, 2011 - 8:35am
September 19, 2011
Video surfaces of landmark Hastings Spiral Bridge being dropped into the Mississippi River
The Pioneer Room at the Hastings City Hall holds all kinds of important historical artifacts within its walls. One of those artifacts gets some new life this week, as video shot in 1951 of the Spiral Bridge demolition has been digitized and made available here. The Spiral Bridge...
September 19, 2011 - 2:19pm
September 14, 2011
Corn maze pays tribute to Hastings' bridge history
Cross the bridges of Hastings at the Afton Apple Corn Maze. The 15-acre maze opens at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. In honor of the new bridge...
September 14, 2011 - 11:38am
August 27, 2011
Access to Third Street from Highway 61 closes Monday
Motorists traveling northbound on Highway 61 must use a modified route to reach downtown Hastings, as the exit to Third Street is closed and traffic is detoured to Fourth Street, beginning Monday, Aug. 29. Motorists will be able to access parking, local businesses, the Chamber of...
August 27, 2011 - 8:18am
August 24, 2011
Hastings bridge to be down to one lane between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday
The Highway 61 bridge in Hastings will be down to one lane of traffic between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25. Crews will be working on the south end of the bridge and need to use the lane for equipment and personnel.
August 24, 2011 - 11:14am
August 15, 2011
Shutdown means Hastings bridge will not be completed by May 2013 as planned
The state government shutdown lasted just three weeks, but its impact will be far greater. On Monday, the project manager for the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings, Steve Kordosky, said the shutdown will result in a delay of at least six months. The bridge had been scheduled to be...
August 15, 2011 - 4:29pm
August 9, 2011
MnDOT's bridge construction webcam in Hastings now featured online
Anyone hoping to watch the construction of the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings can do so by visiting the Star Gazette's website. The Minnesota...
August 9, 2011 - 11:07am
July 1, 2011
Bridge railings will pay tribute to Hastings' history
The new Hastings bridge is being designed to make a bold, modern statement about Hastings. But it will also be a tribute to the city's history....
July 1, 2011 - 11:00am
State shutdown means no work will be done on the new Hastings bridge
All work on the new Hastings bridge has ceased. With the state shutdown putting the Minnesota Department of Transportation on hold indefinitely, all work on state projects has come to a stop. The setback is nothing new to the project. High water late last fall slowed down work, but...
July 1, 2011 - 8:27am
June 22, 2011
City OKs extended bridge work
When Lunda/Ames developed a bridge construction timeline, the contractors knew they would have to work around high water during the spring floods. They planned work outside the river the entire month of April. What they didn't expect, however, was for water levels to stay close to...
June 22, 2011 - 11:40am
June 8, 2011
Overnight lane closure planned for Hastings bridge on June 8-9
Highway 61 motorists traveling through Hastings may experience delays beginning June 8 when the roadway is reduced to a single lane between Spiral Bridge Road, near Hub's Landing, and Third Street in downtown Hastings. The lane closure will take place between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m....
June 8, 2011 - 2:56pm
June 2, 2011
Downtown traffic changes slated for this weekend
Downtown Hastings will get a little noisy this weekend as bridge construction crews remove rock beneath the existing bridge. According to a construction update from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the work will also alter routes into downtown Hastings. Second Street between...
June 2, 2011 - 1:27pm
May 4, 2011
Second Street, downtown access ramp closure scheduled for May 6
Motorists traveling near downtown Hastings will encounter road closures on local streets beginning Friday, May 6. Second Street between Eddy and Sibley Streets will close from 6 p.m. Friday, May 6 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 10. Crews will be working on Second Street beneath the existing...
May 4, 2011 - 3:58pm