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News Release
January 1, 2010




Minnesota Department of Transportation

District 2 Bemidji
3920 Highway 2 West

Bemidji, MN, 56601


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Highway 11 full traffic detour along northern border from Baudette to Pelland Delayed to Aug. 9


BEMIDJI, Minn. – The previously announced detour for all traffic on Highway 11 from Baudette to Pelland has been postponed to Aug. 9 due to a delay in delivery of materials, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.


Traffic through the construction zone has been restricted to local residents and businesses only. However, Mn/DOT announced earlier this week that all traffic would be directed to use the detour from Aug. 2 – 15, as crews replace culverts.


Except for local traffic, Mn/DOT reminds all others to use the 126-mile detour. Eastbound traffic on Highway 11 is detoured to Highway 72 south of Baudette for 60 miles, then east on Highway 1 for five miles to Highway 71, then north on Highway 71 for 61 miles back to Highway 11 at Pelland. Westbound traffic will follow the same route in reverse. 


The detour will remain in effect through September.


Mn/DOT would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation as it works to improve the condition of this important corridor to all northern travelers.


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





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