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News Release
July 2, 2012



MnDOT District 2
3920 Highway 2 West
Bemidji, MN, 56601


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Hwy 1 construction from Northome to Effie begins July 9
Work includes resurfacing a portion of Hwy 6


BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists on Hwy 1 will encounter a detour and delays beginning Monday, July 9, while crews resurface the road from Northome to Effie. The project also includes replacing culverts, resurfacing a portion of Hwy 6 north of the junction with Hwy 1 and completing major construction in Effie.


From Northome, traffic will detour north on Hwy 71 to Mizpah, then east and south on Koochiching County Road 6 and then back to Hwy 1. Motorists on westbound Hwy 1 will use the same detour in reverse beginning at Koochiching County Road 6.


In other project locations, motorists will encounter lane closures and alternate using one lane. Work is scheduled to begin in Effie Tuesday, July 10, and it will require a parking ban and closures on intersecting streets. 


The work in Effie will be complete by mid-September and the overall project will be complete by early November, weather permitting.


Motorists should slow down in all work zones, allow extra time for delays, be alert to flaggers and signing information and watch for workers and heavy equipment.


For statewide construction and road condition information, visit or call 5-1-1.








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