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News Release

For immediate release

August 5, 2008


Traffic to be switched on Highway 34 in Park Rapids starting Aug. 6 - final phase of underground work begins on reconstruction project

     

BEMIDJI, Minn. - The final phase of underground work on the north side of Highway 34 in Park Rapids is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Aug. 6, requiring two-way traffic to move from the westbound lanes to the eastbound lanes between Riverside Avenue and County Road 107.

Traffic will be carried on two 12-foot lanes on the south half of Highway 34 during this phase. Motorists should be alert to slowing and turning traffic.

This project is Phase 2 of the reconstruction of Highway 34 in the city of Park Rapids; Phase 1 was completed last year. Phase 2 is expected to be complete and fully open to traffic by mid- to late- October, weather permitting.

For information on state road conditions and construction, visit www.511mn.org or call 5-1-1.



  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