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News Release

May 15, 2007


Detour in effect on State Hwys. 34 and 71 in Park Rapids; businesses remain open

     

Bemidji, MN. --- The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) is asking motorists to be patient as construction gets underway to improve the safety and condition of State Highway 34 in Park Rapids.

A detour at the intersection of State Highways 34 and 71 in Park Rapids is in effect for approximately two weeks, routing traffic onto city streets to accommodate construction, however, access to all businesses in the area remain open. Truck traffic is being directed to alternate routes.

Drivers are cautioned to be extremely alert for directional changes when approaching the work zone and watch for flaggers and equipment.

For updated road condition information, dial 511 or log on to 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