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News Release

October 13, 2008



Minnesota Department of Transportation
3920 Hwy 2 West
Bemidji, MN 56601

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Speed reduced for crossover lanes on U.S. Highway 2 east of Crookston

BEMIDJI, Minn. –The Minnesota Department of Transportation warns motorists to slow down when approaching the temporary crossover lanes on U.S. Highway 2 east of Crookston at the junction with Highway 9. 

MnDOT has reduced the speed limit from 50 mph to 40 mph as a safety measure in the crossover area. 

The crossover lanes shift westbound traffic to one of the eastbound Highway 2 lanes creating a two-way, two-lane highway for approximately 3,300 feet and then transition back to a divided four lane highway. The crossovers are necessary due to the collapse of a portion of Highway 2 near the Red Lake River embankment. 

In addition to the crossovers, a center left turn lane is also in place at the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 9 to accommodate westbound traffic turning south of Highway 9.

Motorists need to be extremely alert to slowing and turning traffic.

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



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