Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 24, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Hwy 200 project between Mahnomen and Roy Lake begins July 6

Project includes resurfacing and grade raises to reduce the risk of flooding

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 200 between Mahnomen and Roy Lake will encounter lane closures and delays beginning Wednesday, July 6, as crews start a resurfacing project. The work also includes grades raises to reduce the risk of flooding and several culvert replacements.

For about two weeks, motorists will encounter intermittent lane closures and minor delays.

From mid-July to mid-August, Highway 200 will close to all traffic between Mahnomen County Road 3 and Roy Lake. The detour is located on Highway 113 using Mahnomen County Road 3 and Clearwater County Road 39. It adds about 20 miles each way to the commute.

From mid-August through early October, the remaining work will be done under traffic. A pilot car and flaggers will control traffic and motorists should plan for daily lane closures in the area where crews are working.

Knife River Materials is the contractor for the $5.5 million project. The work will ensure a smoother and safer roadway on 20 miles of Highway 200.

More information about the project is available at www.mndot.gov/d4/projects/hwy200.

MnDOT urges motorists to follow these recommendations in work zones: stay alert; watch for signs, equipment and workers; minimize distractions, such as using cell phones, eating or drinking; avoid tailgating; follow posted speed limits and directional signs; and stay in one lane while driving through the work zone.
           
For real-time traffic and travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov.

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