Motorists in Renville County will encounter a daylong detour of Highway 19 between Morton and Franklin on Thursday, Aug. 29.
The detour follows Highway 71 to County Road 2 and County Road 5, then Highway 19.
The detour is needed for the University of Minnesota to conduct load testing research on the prestressed concrete beam bridges in the area. Two other bridges across the state will also be tested.
MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, slowdown in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.