Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 3, 2018

Curve realignment project on Hwy 2 between Fosston and Bagley

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Motorists can expect lane closures and delays on Hwy 2 between Fosston and Bagley, as crews reconstruct the roadway. Hwy 2 has been reduced to one lane in both directions from four miles east of Fosston to Polk County Road 4.

By mid-August, eastbound lanes will be closed and traffic will be switched to the westbound lanes.

The existing curvature of the roadway is sharp, making it difficult for motorists to safely navigate during icy or wet road conditions. Reconstruction of the Hwy will flatten the curve and improve roadway safety. In addition to the curve realignment, crews will also replace culverts and pavement. 

Davidson Construction, Inc., is the primary contractor for the $2.4 million project, which is expected to last through mid-October.

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.

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