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News Release

May 4, 2006


Bridge replacement on Hwy. 171 rescheduled to begin May 15th

     

Bemidji, Mn. -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) is announcing the rescheduling of the start date for the bridge project on State Highway 171 near the St. Vincent crossing in Kittson County. The start date has been changed from May 8th to May 15th.

The location of the new bridge is between the junction of State Highway 171 and State Highway 75 and the bridge crossing the Red River into North Dakota.

According to J.T. Anderson, Mn/DOT Resident Engineer in the Thief River Falls office, Highway 171 will be closed to all traffic for the duration of the project which is expected to be complete in early October.

For statewide information on construction and other related road conditions, call 5-1-1 or log on to Mn/DOT's website at www.511mn.org.

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