Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Oct. 11, 2013

Orange barrels on a highway

Two-day detour on Hwy 32 north of Fertile begins Oct. 15


BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists on Hwy 32 north of Fertile will encounter a detour and possible delays when a railroad crossing project begins Tuesday, Oct. 15. The Hwy 32 railroad crossing is located about four miles south of Hwy 2.

Crews from BNSF will replace the current railroad crossing and motorists will detour onto Hwy 2 using Polk County Road 45 and County Road 12.

The detour is expected to be removed on Wednesday, Oct. 16 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.

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