The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently announced that the approximately 10-month ban for certain truck traffic will begin in January or February of 2013. The ban will last until approximately November.
Construction on the bridge began in 2011, and the $130 million project is expected to be completed in 2015.
When completed, the two new bridges (northbound and southbound) each will provide two through-lanes and an auxiliary lane in each direction for entering and exiting traffic. The project also includes the modification and realignment of the Hwy 52 bridges over I-94 and re-decking of the Hwy 52 bridges south of the Mississippi River spanning Plato Boulevard and Eaton Street along with repairs and resurfacing the bridges crossing Concord Street.
More info: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/lafayettebridge/