A bridge removal project is scheduled to begin May 20 on Minnesota Highway 23 in Carlton County, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Highway 23 will be closed to through-traffic between County Road 4 and County Road 1. Motorists will be detoured around the closed area.

The Soo Line Railroad bridge will be removed and will not be replaced.

The project is scheduled to be completed in early July.