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News Release

August 4, 2009



Minnesota Department of Transportation
Office of Communications
395 John Ireland Blvd.
Mail Stop 150
St. Paul, MN 55155-1899

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Highway 1 construction begins Aug. 10
Traffic will be detoured


BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists will encounter a detour on Monday, Aug. 10, when crews begin a  resurfacing project to improve the safety and condition of Highway 1 from the Pennington/Beltrami county line east to the junction with Highway 89. 


The project includes replacing a bridge and 20 culverts and bituminous milling, paving, and striping.


Eastbound traffic will be detoured north on Pennington County Road 28 for 3.5 miles, north on Marshall County Road 54 for 8.5 miles to Grygla, then east on Highway 89.  Westbound traffic will follow the same detour route in reverse.  The detour is expected to be in place until Sept. 4. 


When the detour is lifted, the remainder of the work will continue with single lane closures and flagging operations.  The project is expected to be complete by Sept. 30.


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






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