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News Release

June 22 , 2004

Motorists advised of lane cross-overs and reduced speed in construction zone on Trunk Highway 2 between Erskine and Fosston in Polk County


Bemidji, MN. -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) is advising motorists that efforts are underway to reconstruct and rehabilitate a portion of the east bound lanes of Trunk Highway 2 between Erskine and Fosston in Polk County.

According to Shawn Groven, Mn/DOT Project Engineer, " the work will consist of culvert repair, turn lane construction, and bituminous milling and surfacing."

Groven said "traffic will be required to switch from the east bound lanes to the west bound lanes with one lane of traffic in each direction and speed reduced to 55 miles per hour." Groven anticipates the traffic switch and reduced speed could be in effect by Thursday of this week.

Groven stressed the importance of drivers to pay close attention to signing instructions and to be extremely alert for changing traffic movements.

The work is expected to be complete by mid-September.

For road condition and construction information dial 511 or log unto www.511mn.org.


Work Zones. Pay Attention or Pay the Price.


Karen Bedeau
Public Affairs Coordinator

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:
dial 511 or
log on to www.511mn.org