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News Release
July 25, 2011




Minnesota Department of Transportation

District 2 Bemidji
3920 Hwy 2 West

Bemidji, MN, 56601


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Hwy 75 improvements from Climax to Crookston begin Aug. 1

Traffic will use detour


BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists will experience a detour on Hwy 75 from Climax to Crookston beginning Aug. 1, as crews replace culverts, resurface the road and add turn lanes. 


The project was tentatively scheduled to begin July 1 but was delayed due to the three-week government shutdown.


From Climax, traffic will be detoured north on Hwy 220 for approximately 13 miles, east on Polk County Road 9 for approximately 13 miles and then back to Hwy 75. Southbound traffic from Crookston will follow the same route in reverse.


The detour is expected to be removed by Aug. 19 pending culvert replacement completion. Once the detour is removed, flagging operations and a pilot car will direct traffic through the work zone until all work on Hwy 75 is complete.


The estimated project completion is Sept. 16. 


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