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News Release

October 5, 2005


Mn/DOT expects to re-open Highway 64 south of Akeley by October 31st; detour still in effect

     

Bemidji, MN. -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) would like to notify the public that it expects to re-open Trunk Highway 64 from Akeley south to Hubbard County Road 33 by October 31st. The road has been closed since early May for reconstruction with a detour in place.

The overall completion date for the project was originally set for October 15th, but with permit delays, additional work encountered and wet weather in May and June, the new completion date is estimated to be November 15th.

Larry Randall, Mn/DOT Project Supervisor, reports that construction has been accelerated and weather permitting, he hopes to have at least the first two bituminous courses placed by October 31st and the final bituminous paving conducted yet this fall.

Once the highway has been re-opened, motorists are cautioned to drive with care in the construction zone and watch for workers and vehicles along the roadway that are conducting clean-up and turf work.

For updated road condition information in Minnesota, 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
Bemidji, MN 56601
Tel: 218/755-3800
Fax: 218/755-2028
Road Condition Information:
www.511mn.org