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News Release
Feb. 10, 2011




Minnesota Department of Transportation

District 2 Bemidji
3920 Highway 2 West

Bemidji, MN, 56601


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Bridge work continues next week on Hwy 71 over Hwy 2 in Bemidji

Lane closures and traffic control will be in place


BEMIDJI, Minn.—Construction of a new bridge on Hwy 71 over Hwy 2 on the south end of Bemidji will resume next week after a brief winter shutdown.


Motorists are alerted to activity beginning Monday, Feb. 14, when work site preparation gets underway. Traffic will be impacted at the project site beginning Wednesday, Feb. 16, as bridge beams are placed, according to the following schedule:


No major traffic impacts are expected beginning the week of Feb. 21, but motorists are asked to be alert to slowing traffic and flagging operations as the work continues.


The project is scheduled to be complete in mid-June.


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