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News Release

July 15, 2010



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

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Speed limit changes on Highway 197/Paul Bunyan Drive in Bemidji


BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists should be alert for speed limit changes on Highway 197 and Paul Bunyan Drive in Bemidji.


The speed limit entering the city from the north junction of Highway 197 and Highway 71 has been reduced from 45 mph to 35 mph and the speed limit from the junction of Highway 197 and Bemidji Avenue North near Bemidji State University has been increased from 30 mph to 35 mph.


This change provides for a steady traffic speed at 35 mph on Highway 197 through the city, improving safety.


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





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