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News Release

October 4 , 2004

Railroad crossing repair scheduled on US Trunk Highway 2 in Crookston, detour required

     

Bemidji, MN. -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) is notifying the public about a project to upgrade the railroad crossings on the east and west bound lanes of US Trunk Highway 2 in Crookston will be underway beginning Tuesday, October 12th and is expected to be complete by Friday, October 15th.

According to Michael Kamnikar, Mn/DOT Northwest District Planning Engineer, "the project upgrade consists of installing new concrete crossing panels on Highway 2 near the University of Minnesota - Crookston campus." Kamnikar said Mn/DOT is working with BNSF Railroad to get the work done as quickly as possible. Following the installation of the new panels, Mn/DOT will resurface the approaches."

To accommodate the work, a detour will be required. Traffic from the south will be routed to Fischer Avenue from it's intersection with US Highway 2 south of the entrance to the U of M campus, west to the US Trunk Highway 75 junction and from there, north along US 75 to the intersection with US Trunk Highway 2. Total length of the detour is approximately 1 mile. Traffic coming from the north will take the same detour in reverse.

Motorists are advised to be alert to changing traffic movements on the detour route.

See ORANGE.

Work Zones. Pay Attention or Pay the Price.

 

    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

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