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News Release

May 30, 2001

Mn/DOT Will Begin Bridge Replacement Projects on Trunk Highway 172 in Lake of the Woods County on Monday, June 4th

Bemidji, Minn The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) is alerting the public that construction to replace bridges over Miller Creek and Wabanica Creek on T.H. 172 in Lake of the Woods county, north of Baudette will begin on Monday, June 4th.

According to Duane Hill, Mn/DOT Bridge Engineer, "Trunk Highway 172 in the vicinity of the bridges will be closed and traffic will be detoured unto Trunk Highway 11 and Lake of the Woods County Roads 6 and 39." Hill added, "detailed signing will be provided to direct travelers to the businesses located on Trunk Highway 172."

The project is expected to be completed in early September. Swingen Construction Company of Grand Forks, North Dakota is the prime contractor.

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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

Contact:
Karen Bedeau

Public Affairs Coordinator
218/755-4086