Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 4, 2018

Resurfacing of patch on Hwy 71 scheduled for Thursday

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Motorists can expect delays on Hwy 71 between Hwy 200 and Hubbard County Road 44 north of Kabekona Corner as crews replace a patch of the road surface on Thursday, June 7.

The patch replacement is being completed after a semi-truck caught fire this past winter and melted the pavement.

During this work, flaggers will control traffic and motorists should plan for lane closures in the area where crews are working. The project is expected to be completed by Thursday evening, weather permitting.

MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, and reminds them to slow down in the work zone and never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones. For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.