Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 25, 2013

Orange barrels on a highway

Hwy 32 detour north of Thief River Falls begins Sept. 30


BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorist on Hwy 32 north of Thief River Falls will encounter a detour and possible delays when a railroad crossing project begins Monday, Sept. 30 at 6:30 a.m.

Crews from Canadian Pacific will replace the current railroad crossing at Hwy 32 and motorists will detour onto Hwy 59 using Pennington County Road 31 and Marshall County Road 2.

The detour is expected to be removed on Wednesday, Oct. 2 weather permitting. The project will result in a smoother and safer railroad crossing.

Motorists should use caution near construction zones, MnDOT urges drivers to:

  • Watch for construction crews and equipment in the work zone. 
  • Follow posted speed limits; fines double in work zones.
  • Plan ahead and expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Stay alert; expect the unexpected.

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Pay Attention Slow Down in Workzones