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News Release
Dec. 1, 2011




Minnesota Department of Transportation

District 2 Bemidji
3920 Hwy 2 West

Bemidji, MN, 56601


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Snowmobile, ATV users cautioned about erosion control devices along Hwy 34, Hwy 197/71 ditches


BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is cautioning snowmobile, ATV and other recreational vehicle users of potential danger and damage that could occur in ditches along Hwy 34 and Hwy 197/71 in Hubbard and Beltrami counties where erosion control measures are in place.


Required by storm water permits related to construction, MnDOT has temporary erosion control in the ditches, back slopes, and other areas of right of way in the following locations:



The erosion control devices include temporary silt fences, ditch checks, wood fiber blankets and stabilization mats, in addition to permanent riprap.


Recreational vehicle users are asked to be aware of these existing devices and to use caution when traveling in the affected areas.


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