The public got a chance Monday to learn about the project scope, cost, schedule and bridge type recommendations on the Highway 43 bridge project during the Minnesota Department of Transportation open house at the National Guard Armory in Winona.
MnDOT Bridge Project Manager Terry Ward says the plan is to start construction on the new bridge as early as next summer.
Ward says the total project is expected be completed sometime between the Fall of 2019 and the Spring of 2020.
Mark Trogstad-Isaacson, District Right of Way Engineer, says the property acquisition process continues and they are only waiting for city approval to start making offers.
Trogstad-Issacson says the City Council will be asked to give that municipal consent at next Monday's council meeting.