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News Release

April 10 , 2003

Motorists are Cautioned to Slow Down in Construction Zone on Highway 197 (Paul Bunyan Drive) in Bemidji

     

 

Bemidji, MN. --- The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) is asking drivers to slow down as you travel through the bridge construction zone over the Mississippi River on Highway 197, also known as Paul Bunyan Drive, in Bemidji.

According to Todd Vonasek, Mn/DOT's Resident Engineer in Bemidji, workers at the site and calls from the public are reporting increased amounts of speeding and carelessness by some drivers as they pass through the area.

Vonasek said that with the warmer weather, it seems like traffic has increased and people are driving faster. He cautions drivers that as construction gets into full swing around the state, people should allow themselves more time to get through a construction zone and to be alert for slowing and turning traffic.

"Slow down in work zones. See Orange"


    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

See ORANGE.

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