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News Release
October 7, 2010




Minnesota Department of Transportation

District 2 Bemidji
3920 Highway 2 West

Bemidji, MN, 56601


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Hwy 197 in south Bemidji opens to traffic

Mn/DOT advises motorists to slow down as construction continues


BEMIDJI, Minn. – Hwy 197 on the south end of Bemidji is now fully opened to traffic as lane construction from Leuken’s South to just south of Carr Lake Road nears completion, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.


Motorists are cautioned to be alert to workers and equipment still in the area for the next several weeks as crews perform maintenance work on entrances, final pavement markings, lighting and turf establishment.


Drivers will encounter intermittent lane closures and flagging operations as clean-up work continues.


The work is part of a major reconstruction of a portion of the Hwy 197 and Hwy 71 corridor in Bemidji.


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






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