Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 71- Safety Improvements


About this project

Hwy 71 in Bemidji
The Highway 71 project, scheduled to begin construction in mid-May, includes intersection improvements at nine locations.

Construction begins

Construction began May 16 and last into October.

This is a complex construction project that requires a lot of different staging changes. Refer to the Construction page for an overview of the staging plans.

You can also check out this interactive construction staging map.

*These plans are presented as an overview and actual construction may have to be adjusted as needed.

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Traffic Impacts

May 26, 2022 weekly update

May 19, 2022 weekly update

Summary of work

MnDOT plans to resurface a portion of Highway 71 and make intersection improvements at eight locations between Highway 197 and Winter Sumac Road. The highway is in need of long-term improvements to address intersection safety and aging infrastructure. Learn more about these improvements on the resources page.