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News Release

May 9, 2006


Resurfacing of Highway 197 and 71 south of Bemidji begins May 15th

     

Bemidji, Mn. -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) is announcing the scheduled start of a bituminous overlay project on State Highway 197 and 71 south of Bemidji beginning Monday, May 15th according to Todd Vonasek, Mn/DOT Project Engineer.

The project will begin at Roosevelt Road and extend to Hubbard County Road 9.

Traffic will be restricted to a single lane with motorists instructed to follow a pilot car. The work is expected to take approximately five working days depending on weather conditions.

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