Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 1, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Detours on Hwy 11 west of Baudette delayed until June 6

Detour were originally scheduled to begin June 1

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The two detours for the Highway 11 construction project between Baudette and Pitt have been delayed until Monday, June 6 as rain is forecasted through the weekend.

Construction crews will still begin work on the project Wednesday, although all work will be done under traffic. Motorists should use caution and can expect lane closures.

The two detours scheduled for June 6 are located between:

  • Detour 1- Highway 72 and Third Avenue SW
  • Detour 2- Lake of the Woods County Road 3 and County Road 6 in Pitt

The multipart project requires different staging and detours, and the stage one detour follows Lake of the Woods County Road 35. It is located one mile south of Highway 11 between Highway 72 and Third Ave SW. The detour is expected to last about two months, weather permitting.

The second detour is located west of Baudette on County Road 3 and County Road 6 to Pitt. It will allow crews to initially repair two frost heaves. This detour is expected to last about two weeks.

Overall, the project includes: resurfacing of 10 miles of pavement, repair and resurfacing of the Baudette River Bridge, construction of turn lanes, and the replacement of culverts, curb/gutter, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water utilities, pedestrian ramps and signs.

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