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News Release

March 5 , 2004

Motorists Cautioned About Periodic Lane Closures on Highway 197 (Paul Bunyan Drive) in Bemidji

     

Bemidji, MN. -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) is cautioning the public that beginning Saturday, March 6th, the right northbound lane of Trunk Highway 197, also known as Paul Bunyan Drive, from Cross Street to the Mississippi River bridge will be closed periodically for the next several weeks. This area is on the southside of Lake Bemidji.

According to Jim Bittmann, Mn/DOT Project Engineer, the closure of this lane will allow the contractor to move in his equipment and materials to begin the topside work on shoreline stabilization as part of the reconstruction of Highway 197 in that area.

Motorists are asked to slow down and be cautious for merging traffic in this area when lane closures are in effect.

For road condition information, dial 511 or log on to www.511mn.org.

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    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