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News Release
August 5, 2010




Minnesota Department of Transportation

District 2 Bemidji
3920 Highway 2 West

Bemidji, MN, 56601


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Lane restrictions begins on Hwy 1 and Hwy 89 at the Sandy River Bridge


BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists will encounter minor traffic delays on Highway 1 and Highway 89 at the Sandy River Bridge on the southwestern shore of Lower Red Lake as crews continue to build a new bridge.


Traffic is restricted to one lane with speed reduced to 15 mph from Aug. 4  –- Aug. 31 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. and may include Sundays. Motorists are warned to slow down and follow flagger instructions.


A full detour route is planned for early September and will be announced at a later date.


When complete, the new bridge will be wider for safer passage.


For statewide construction and road condition information visit or call 5-1-1.






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