Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 2, 2013

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Construction on Hwys 9 and 200 near Ada begins July 8


BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists on Hwy 9 and Hwy 200 near Ada will encounter detours and delays beginning Monday, July 8, for culvert replacement and resurfacing.

Crews from Northstar Materials Inc. will install a sub-surface drain on Hwy 200 at County Road 35, which will reduce the impacts of a dip in the road that can be produced during the winter months. They will then replace culverts and resurface Hwy 9 from Ada to the Norman and Polk County line.

The detour for the Hwy 200 portion of the project follows Hwy 9 to Norman County Road 63 and County Road 24. The detour for Hwy 9 follows Hwy 200 to Norman County Road 18, Polk County Road 14 and Polk County Road 1.

Once the detours are removed, motorists will experience daily lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car to help keep the construction zone safe.

The $5.02 million project is being performed concurrently with the City of Ada’s Flood Protection Project in order to reduce the overall impacts on motorists. It is scheduled for completion near the end of September, weather permitting.

The project will improve drainage and motorists will experience a smoother ride and safer highway when the project is complete.

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