Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 10, 2014

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Resurfacing and Shoulder Widening of Hwy 11 between Loman and Pelland begins July 14

Two-week detour begins July 27

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists on Hwy 11 in northern Minnesota will experience intermittent lane closures when work begins on Monday, July 14, followed by a 14 calendar day detour.

Crews will be repairing approximately 11 miles of pavement along Hwy 11, as well as doing culvert replacement, shoulder widening, and ditch grading. Flaggers will be present along the route along with pilot car operations.  Expect up to 15 minute delays during flagging and pilot car operations.  Three culvert replacements near Loman will be constructed with the use of temporary bypasses for motorists.  Portable signal systems will be utilized when motorists travel within the temporary bypasses.  

Motorists will also experience a detour beginning July 27 and continuing for approximately two weeks. Detour dates are changeable due to weather and the contractor’s sequence of operations.   

The detour from Pelland will have motorists follow Hwy 71 south to Littlefork.  Motorists will then follow County Road 1 west to County Road 10 north.

Davidson Construction is the prime contractor on the project. When work is complete, motorists will experience a safer, smoother roadway and see improved drainage along the route. The project is anticipated to be fully completed by early November.

Drivers are urged to slow down and be alert while in the work zones.

For statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org.