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News Release

June 18 , 2010



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

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Highway 11 construction from Frontier Landing to Indus begins June 21
Detour planned, public information meeting set for June 23 in Birchdale


BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists will encounter lane restrictions, reduced speeds and a detour as construction and a bridge replacement project begins Monday, June 21,  on Highway 11 from Frontier Landing to Indus along the U.S. and Canadian border.


Area residents, business owners and interested individuals are invited to a public information meeting set for Wednesday, June 23, at 7 p.m. to be held at the Birchdale Community Center.


The project is part of a multi-year effort to improve the Highway 11 corridor in an area where route options are extremely limited.


The project consists of grading, bituminous milling and reclamation, shoulder widening, turn lanes, overlay, culvert and bridge replacements.


A detour will be place for the duration of the project. Eastbound traffic will be directed south on Highway 72 to Highway 1, east on Highway 1 to Highway 71 north. Westbound traffic will follow the same detour in reverse.


Access to residences and businesses in the construction zone will be maintained.


The project is expected to be complete early November.


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






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