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News Release
Aug. 10, 2012



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


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Hwy 220 detour from East Grand Forks to Climax begins August 13


BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists traveling on Hwy 220 south of East Grand Forks and north of Climax will encounter a detour as crews begin work to improve the condition of Hwy 220.


From the junction of Hwy 220 and Hwy 75 at Climax, northbound traffic will continue on Hwy 75 to U.S. Hwy 2, then  west on Hwy 2 to the junction with Hwy 220 near East Grand Forks. Southbound traffic will follow the same route in reverse.


Improvements to Hwy 220 include culvert replacement, shoulder work, and resurfacing. The work will provide a smoother, more even surface for motorists.


The detour is expected to be in place for approximately two weeks, weather permitting. 


When the detour is lifted, work will continue with traffic control provided by flaggers and a pilot car. The work is expected to be completed by Sept.28.


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