Hwy 89 resurfacing near Bemidji begins Oct. 2
From Hwy 2 to Beltrami County Road 26
Motorists on Highway 89 north of Bemidji will encounter lane closures and delays as a resurfacing project begins Oct. 2, weather permitting.
The project extends 12 miles along Highway 89 from Highway 2 near Bemidji, to Beltrami County Road 26. It will use pilot cars and flaggers to control traffic through the work zone.
Different segments of the road will close each day and a pilot car and flaggers will lead one-way, alternating traffic through. Drivers must obey the flagger, be prepared to stop and follow the pilot car as they navigate the daily work zone.
Motorists entering from driveways or roads that intersect Highway 89 within the construction area must wait for the pilot car to pass first, and then follow it through the daily work zone.
For more information on pilot cars and pilot car safety, visit mndot.gov/d3/newsrels/11/9/13pilotcarsafety.html.
The $1.48 million project is expected to last through mid-October. It will result in a smoother and safer ride for motorists.