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News Release
Dec. 9, 2011




Minnesota Department of Transportation

District 2 Bemidji
3920 Hwy 2 West

Bemidji, MN, 56601


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Traffic signals, street lights to be installed on Hwy 71 south of Bemidji


BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists may encounter minor delays and  temporary lane closures on Hwy 71 just south of Bemidji, as crews install new traffic signal systems and street lights the week of Dec. 12.


The street lights will be installed at various locations on Hwy 71 between Carr Lake Road/ Beltrami County Road 11 and Beltrami County Road 2.


The new traffic signals installation on Hwy 71 south of the Hwy 2 overpass bridges is expected to begin Thursday, Dec. 15, and should be complete by Monday, Dec. 19, when the temporary signal systems will be removed.


The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges drivers to slow down in the work zone and be alert for workers and equipment.

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