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News Release

January 26 , 2005

Railroad safety project on Hwy. 2 at Erskine expected to be complete by February 1st

     

Bemidji, MN. -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) is alerting the public about the continuation of a project to upgrade the Canadian Pacific railroad crossing on U.S. Highway 2 at Erskine.

According to Mike Kamnikar, an Engineer with Mn/DOT's Bemidji office, the project to install new signals and gate arms at the railroad crossing in Erskine was begun earlier this month and then delayed by Canadian Pacific Railway due to the extreme weather and equipment problems.

Kamnikar said the work will start around 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 1st and is expected to be complete by 5:00 p.m. the same day. Drivers can expect delays of 5 - 10 minutes during the installation of the gate arms and are being asked to slow down when entering the work zone.

For statewide road condition information, dial 511 or log unto www.511mn.org.

 

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