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News Release

May 7, 2001

Mn/DOT Announces State Highway Construction Projects for the Northwest District

     

Bemidji, Mn. - The Northwest District of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) is announcing it's construction program for this season at just over $26 million, funding 25 various projects.

Included in the program are five bridge replacements which will all require detour routes. Bridges scheduled for replacement are over the Miller and Wabanica Creeks on T.H. 172 in Lake of the Woods county, bridge #7112 on T.H. 310 north of Roseau, bridge #5727 on T.H. 87 over the Crow Wing River in Hubbard county, and bridge #3771 on T.H. 200 east of Ada.

Other projects scheduled will consist of various types of work such as bituminous resurfacing, mill and overlays, rout and sealing, bridge and culvert repair and railroad crossing improvements.

In addition to the bridge projects, detours will also be required for projects on T.H. 1 from the Red Lake Reservation east boundary to the junction of T.H. 72 ; T.H. 89 from Grygla to Fourtown; T.H. 75 and T.H. 175 in Hallock; T.H. 200 in Halstad; T.H. 1 and T.H. 59 in Thief River Falls; and T.H. 200 from Zerkel to the Clearwater County Park.

The east bound lanes of T.H. 2 between Fisher and Crookston, and the west bound lanes of T.H. 2 from East Grand Forks to Fisher will be under construction as well both the east and west bound lanes of the Bemidji bypass on T.H. 2. These projects will also have lane restrictions.

Also getting underway later in the summer will be Phase 1 of the reconstruction of T.H. 197 and Old Midway Drive in Bemidji. This project will be done in four phases with completion expected in 2004. A complete listing of this year's projects are attached. Seperate news releases will be done as each project nears it's starting date.

Statewide road construction information is also available on Mn/DOT's website at www.dot.state.mn.us, or call the toll free number at 1-800-542-0220. For persons who are hard of hearing, deaf or speech impaired, the Minnesota RelayService is available at 1-800-627- 3529.

Mn/DOT is asking the public to keep safety in mind when approaching a construction zone, slow down and obey all signing instructions.

    Contact:
Karen Bedeau
Public Affairs Coordinator
218/755-4086
 

Additional Information

 

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

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