Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 20, 2019

Highway 59/Highway 2 Eastbound on and off ramps closed August 21

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Motorists traveling along Highway 59 and Highway 2 near Erskine can expect Highway 2 eastbound on and off of Highway 59 ramp closures and detours beginning August 21. Traffic traveling eastbound on Highway 2 to northbound and southbound Highway 59 will detour onto county roads 34 and 41 to Highway 59. Motorists on Highway 59 will detour onto County Road 41 to Highway 2 in McIntosh.

The ramps are expected to be reopened by August 26, weather permitting.

Crews have been working since May to reconstruct and replace the concrete pavement on Highway 2. Bridge repair and maintenance has also been completed on the highway 59 overpass as well as replacement of curb, gutter, storm sewer and culverts.

The $12.6 million project will make safer, longer lasting road surface and bridges. The project is scheduled to be complete in October.

For more information go to mndot.gov/d2/projects/2019/hwy2-erskine, or join our Facebook group, facebook.com/groups/mndotnorthwest.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit 511mn.org.