Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 71- Safety Improvements


Project update

Construction is complete

Construction for this project is complete. For information on the project throughout the construction process, please see the updates below.


Photo of Highway 71 roundabout at Anne Street

Construction on this project wrapped up on October 7.

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Previous project updates and construction staging details can be found on the construction page

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About this project

Hwy 71 in Bemidji
The Highway 71 project includes intersection improvements at nine locations.

Construction began May 16 and will 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 activities may have to be adjusted as needed.

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.