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News Release

For immediate release

June 6, 2008

Detour route moved three blocks on Highway 197 in Bemidji

     

BEMIDJI, Minn. - The detour route to accommodate reconstruction of a portion of Highway 197 in the city of Bemidji has been moved from 2nd Street to 5th Street following the completion of Phase 1 of the project effective immediately, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said today.

Traffic is now permitted to proceed north to 5th Street then west to Irvine Avenue which is the official detour route. However, traffic traveling south on Irvine Avenue will not be permitted to turn left on to 5th Street and will need to continue following the southbound detour on Irvine Avenue. Restricting left turning traffic on to 5th Street at this intersection will allow larger vehicles to make the right turn on to Irvine Avenue.

Parking on Irvine Avenue continues to be prohibited for the duration of the project.

Weekly project updates can be found at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d2/construction197.html.

For information on statewide road conditions and construction, visit www.511mn.org or call 511


  Contact:
Karen Bedeau
Public Affairs Coordinator
218/755-6552
 

District 2
Bemidji / Crookston
3920 Highway 2 West
Bemidji, MN 56601
Tel: 218/755-6500
Fax: 218/755-6512
Road Condition Information:
www.511mn.org