Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

US-2: Bemidji to Duluth

Corridor information

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Corridor background

The corridor runs 145 miles from Bemidji to Duluth. The corridor runs through Cass Lake, Deer River, Cohasset, Grand Rapids. It also crosses through George Washington State Forest and near Savanna Portage State Park.

Current corridor characteristics


  • 2009 AADT: 2,950 – 17,100
  • 2009 HCADT: 220 – 1,700
  • Key Highway Connections: I-35, US-71, US-169
  • Number of lanes: 2-4

Public Transit

  • Arrowhead Transit
  • Duluth Transit Authority
  • Jefferson Lines
  • Paul Bunyan Transit
  • Dial-a-ride and deviated route service along corridor


  • Heartland, North Shore, Paul Bunyan, Taconite and William Munger State Trails

Key Airports

  • Bemidji Regional Airport
  • Duluth International Airport


  • BNSF (Bemidji to Duluth), DMIR (Duluth), DWP (Duluth)

Major Industries

  • Recreation, shipping, tourism