Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Nov. 4, 2019

Hwy 71 roundabout in Park Rapids open to traffic on Nov. 7

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today Highway 71 in Park Rapids will be open to traffic on November 7, weather permitting. Crews have been constructing a roundabout on Highway 71 at the intersection with Hubbard County Roads 15 and 53 in Park Rapids.

The project included grading and resurfacing north to Eighth Street, storm sewer replacement, and along with the City of Park Rapids, resurfacing and replacement of frontage roads, sanitary sewer and water mains. The project also includes pedestrian accessibility improvements on Highway 71, from County Road 15 to Eighth Street.

Gladen Construction, Inc. of Laporte was awarded the project with a bid of $4,274,512. For more information on the project, including detour maps, please visit mndot.gov/d2/projects/2019/hwy71-parkrapids. Also, consider joining our Facebook group for current news and updates: facebook.com/groups/mndotnorthwest or view the most recent You Tube video update: youtu.be/gcl62xh2xE8.

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