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News Release
Dec. 22, 2011




Minnesota Department of Transportation

District 2 Bemidji
3920 Hwy 2 West

Bemidji, MN, 56601


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New traffic signals at Hwy 71, Hwy 2 ramp in Bemidji to be operational Dec. 23
Temporary four-way stop in place Friday morning


BEMIDJI, Minn. — Motorists will use the new traffic signals at Hwy 71 and the Hwy 2 bypass ramp on the south end of Bemidji as early as Friday afternoon, Dec. 23.


Motorists will encounter a temporary four-way stop at the intersection and the southbound Hwy 71 right lane will close Friday morning, Dec. 23, while crews complete the signal installation. The temporary four-way stop and lane closure will be removed when the new signal systems are operational.


The signals are part of the Hwy 197/71 expansion and the new northbound Hwy 71 bridge over the Hwy 2 bypass.


The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down and stay alert in areas where traffic patterns have changed. 


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