Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 2 and Hwy 197 Resurfacing

Bemidji

Project information

Hwy 2 and Hwy 197 project information

Summary of work

Hwy 2- Bypass

  • Schedule: May 15 - Sept
  • Resurface between Moberg Drive and 1/2 mile west of Hubbard County Line (Airport to Animal Land)
  • Repair bridges

Hwy 197- Downtown

  • Schedule: July 10 - Sept
  • Resurface between 3rd St NW to 7th St SE (Paul and Babe to Lueken's South)
  • Sidewalk, crosswalk and pedestrian access improvements
  • Storm sewer replacement

Traffic impacts

Hwy 2- Bypass

  • Alternating detour for the bridges on the north side of the bypass
    • Hwy 71 southbound bridge connection to the bypass (near Manard's)
      • Detour south on Highway 197 through Bemidji
    • Hwy 2 northbound bridge connection to westbound Highway 2 (near airport)
      • Detour onto Hwy 71 exit, then west onto Highway 2
  • Lane closures

Hwy 197- Downtown

  • Lane closures- (project will begin with the lakeside lanes)

Cost Estimate

Hwy 2- Bypass

  • $6.8 million

Hwy 197- Downtown

  • $2 million