Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 29, 2013

Orange barrels on a highway

Detour on Demers Avenue in East Grand Forks begins Sept. 3

Intersection closed at Second Street Northwest, trucks should use alternate routes

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 2B (Demers Avenue) in East Grand Forks will experience a detour and delays as crews complete pedestrian accessibility improvements from the Red River to Second Avenue Northeast. The intersection at Second Street Northwest will be closed and motorists should use the signed detour.

Truck traffic seeking access to Crystal Sugar is encouraged to avoid Demers Avenue and follow Gateway Drive.

Lane closures along with shoulder/parking lane closures will be utilized throughout the project which is expected to be complete in mid-Sept., weather permitting.

Ti-Zack Concrete Inc. is the contractor for the $397,234 project. It includes construction of pedestrian ramps and concrete paving.

When complete the project will improve safety for pedestrians and motorists.

Motorists should always drive with caution, slowdown in work zones and never enter a road or lane blocked with barriers or cones. For more updates on this, and other projects in the region follow us on Twitter @mndotnorthwest, or log on to www.511mn.org for real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota.



Pay Attention Slow Down in Workzones