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News Release
August 23, 2010




Minnesota Department of Transportation

District 2 Bemidji
3920 Highway 2 West

Bemidji, MN, 56601


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Highway 11 to close between Baudette and Pelland Aug. 23


BEMIDJI, Minn. – Highway 11 from Baudette to Pelland will close Aug. 23 through Sept. 2, as crews continue work on a culvert replacement project. Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour.


Detour route:
Eastbound traffic on Highway 11 will be detoured south on Highway 72 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 Minnesota Department of Transportation thanks the public for their patience and cooperation as we work to improve the condition of this important corridor.


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