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News Release

July 16, 2010



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

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Public meeting to discuss Highway 34 improvements from park Rapids to Akeley set for July 27

Discussion will include plans for Highway 226 from Highway 34 to Dorset


BEMIDJI, Minn. – The public is invited to attend an information meeting on Tuesday, July 27 to discuss planned improvements for Highway 34 from Park Rapids to Akeley and for Highway 226 from Highway 34 to Dorset, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said today.  


 The meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 114 Village Road in Nevis. 


The meeting will be conducted in an open-house format with a brief presentation at 5 p.m.  Mn/DOT staff will be available beyond 7 p.m. if needed to accommodate public interest.


The highway improvements scheduled for construction in 2011 include bituminous reclamation, turn lanes, culverts, lighting, and resurfacing.


Interested citizens who are not able to attend the public meeting may contact Darren Laesch, Mn/DOT Project Manager at 218-755-6582 or by e-mail to darren.laesch@state.mn.us for more information.


To request an ASL interpreter call 651-366-4720. To request reasonable accommodations, call 651-366-4718, the Minnesota Relay Service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529 (TYY, Voice or ASCII) or 711, or e-mail your request to ADArequest@dot.state.mn.us.




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