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News Release

May 14, 2002

Motorists Advised to be Alert in Construction Zones Along Trunk Highway 197 in Bemidji, Anticipate Delays.

     

Bemidji, Mn. --- The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) is advising motorists traveling in the area of T.H. 197 south in Bemidji to be extremely alert as construction gets into full swing this summer.

Already underway is the construction of a new bridge over the Mississippi River between Lake Bemidji and Lake Irving. Storm sewer work has also begun along T.H. 197 from the junction of Shevlin Avenue and 1st Street South and will extend southeasterly to Washington Avenue. Traffic signals at the junction of T.H. 197 near the E-Z Stop station will also be constructed this summer.

Drivers can anticipate delays as traffic lanes will be pared down to one lane in each direction at various times throughout the duration of the project. Drivers are asked to slow down and be patient.

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

District 2
Bemidji / Crookston
3920 Highway 2 West
PO Box 490
Bemidji, MN 56619
Tel: 218/755-3800
Fax: 218/755-2028
Road Condition Information: 218/755-3816

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