The contractor has exercised their option to construct the Minnechaduza Bridge project beginning this fall, with project completion in the spring of 2025. A road closure shall occur, on Highway 12, between Labor Day (2024) and Memorial Day (2025). During this time period, the contractor will remove the existing bridge and replace it. The road closure and bridge construction shall occur during September 3, 2024 – May 23, 2024. A detour from about 7 miles East of Valentine on Highway 12, west to Highway 83 will be in effect during that time. Local traffic will be allowed, but there will not be traffic over the Minnechaduza creek.