Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 30, 2017

Open house planned July 6 for Bemidji Avenue resurfacing project

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Residents and business owners are invited to attend an open house on Thursday, July 6 to view details on the resurfacing project from Third Street NW to Seventh Street SE on Highway 197/Bemidji Avenue in Bemidji.

The open house will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Tourist Information Center, near the Paul and Babe statues, 300 Bemidji Avenue North.

Construction is scheduled to begin July 10. It includes pavement removal and resurfacing, storm sewer replacement and pedestrian accessibility improvements.

The project will be done under traffic and motorists can expect lane closures and delays during peak travel times. It is expected to last through September.

Business owners can stay up to date by attending by-weekly public meetings, beginning Tuesday, July 18 at the Tourist Information Center. For more details visit the project website, www.mndot.gov/d2/projects/bemidji-hwy2and197.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota), 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). You may also e-mail your request to ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us. Please request at least one week in advance, if possible.

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