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News Release
July 27, 2010




Minnesota Department of Transportation
3920 Highway 2 West

Bemidji, MN, 56601


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Highway 220 north of East Grand Forks closed August 2 for construction

Plan ahead for increased travel time


BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists using Highway 220 north of East Grand Forks to Highway 1 at Alvarado will need to take a detour beginning Monday, August 2, as work gets underway to improve the condition and safety of the highway.


Northbound traffic will be detoured east to Polk County Road 21 to Highway 75, then north on Highway 75 to Highway 1.  Southbound traffic will follow the same detour in reverse.


The detour is expected to be in place for approximately two weeks with the remainder of the work to be completed by early September.


The 18-mile project consists of culvert replacements, lighting, bituminous milling, resurfacing and additional turn lanes.

Access to residences and businesses will be maintained during construction. Local drivers are cautioned to be extremely careful in the construction zone.


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






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