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News Release

July 31, 2000

CONSTRUCTION ON TRUNK HIGHWAY 59 BETWEEN LAKE BRONSON AND KARLSTAD SCHEDULED TO START TUESDAY

Bemidji, Mn. - The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) is advising the public that construction work on T.H. 59 between Lake Bronson and Karlstad is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, August 1st.

J.T. Anderson, Mn/DOT Project Engineer, said, "the project will consist of turn lane construction, storm sewer replacement in Lake Bronson, centerline culvert work, and a bituminous overlay."

Anderson added, the highway will be kept open to traffic at all times, and motorists are being asked to slow down and obey all flagging and traffic signing operations when in use." He cautioned that traffic will be required to periodically alternate use of a single lane during the course of the project. Anderson anticipates the project to be completed by early October.

Mn/DOT would like to remind drivers that when you ASee Orange@, remember we're in the work zone together, and speeding through a work zone will cost you a double fine under Minnesota law.

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We’re in the WORK ZONE Together


Mn/DOT District 2 - Bemidji / Crookston
401 Paul Bunyan Drive SE
PO Box 490
Bemidji, MN 56619
Tel: 218/755-3800
Fax: 218/755-2028
Road Condition Information: 218/755-3816

Karen Bedeau
Public Affairs Coordinator
218/755-4086