Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 29, 2013

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Hwy 1 detour east of Redby to be removed today

Bridge replacement over the Blackduck River is complete

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists will once again be able to travel on Hwy 1 east of Redby when the detour is removed this afternoon. The road was closed on June 3 so crews could replace the bridge over the Blackduck River located 10 miles east of Redby.

Construction on the Mud River Bridge, a half-mile east of Redby, is still underway. Motorists will continue to experience minor delays until construction of the new bridge is completed in mid-October, weather permitting. The construction zone will then be controlled with lane closures and flaggers as traffic is transitioned to the new bridge.

Motorists may encounter minimal delays near the Blackduck River as construction crews wrap up that project with final details.

Swingen Construction was the contractor for the Blackduck River Bridge project, which cost $1.06 million and was completed on schedule. The new bridge will improve safety for motorists.

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