GRAND FORKS — New lighting will be installed on the Kennedy Bridge Tuesday, Aug. 20.

The work should be completed by the end of the day, weather permitting.

Motorists can expect minor delays and lane closures throughout the day.

The Kennedy Bridge has been under construction as part of a two-year reconstruction project. In December 2018, the bridge was reopened to four lanes of traffic.

The Kennedy Bridge was built in 1963 and currently serves 23,000 vehicles per day, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Along with preserving the historic nature of the bridge, the project improves safety for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists, according to MnDOT.

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The $15.66 million project is a joint design of MnDOT, the North Dakota Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.