Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 2

Deer River- First St SE to Fifth St SE

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Public Meeting

Stay up to date on the project by attending our weekly public meetings beginning June 8th. They will be held at 1 p.m. each Thursday at Deer River City Hall, 60 Second Street SE.

Project Begins

Motorists on Highway 2 in Deer River will experience a short detour and lane closures beginning Monday, June 5 as construction begins on the summer long resurfacing project.

About this project

Hwy 2 project information

Summary of work

  • Resurface from 1st St SE to 5th St SE
  • City utility replacement
  • Sewer (storm, sanitary, water) replacement
  • Curb, gutter, sidewalks
  • Pedestrian ramps and audible signals

Traffic Impacts

Eastbound Highway 2 traffic is detoured onto a temporary road built to the south near the railroad tracks. The detour will remain in effect for the duration of the project. Westbound traffic is one way only and will remain on Highway 2. The westbound driving lanes will be shifted as paving crews move along the project.

We're in this together

The City of Deer River has partnered with MnDOT in order to replace city sewer and utilities throughout the project limits. During construction there will be inconveniences to your highway access and mobility. The contractor and MnDOT will work to minimize those impacts.

All businesses will be accessible throughout the project.



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