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Aug. 12, 2020

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Hwy 59 north and south detour begins Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. near Newfolden

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 59 near Newfolden will experience a detour beginning Thursday, August 13 as crews continue work north and south of Newfolden for two box culvert replacements.

Motorist traveling north of Newfolden will utilize Marshall county road 28 and Marshall county road 6. Motorists traveling south of Newfolden will detour using Marshall county roads 28 and 31 (formerly 64) and Highway 32. The north portion of the detour will be lifted on Monday, August 17 at 2:00 p.m..

The construction will improve current drainage systems along the highway. The contractor for the $1.45 million project is Davidson Construction. The project is expected to last through Labor Day, weather permitting. For more information, a detour map and to sign up for email updates, visit the website at mndot.gov/d2/projects/2020/hwy59-newfolden.

Road work continues to be a critical service. MnDOT is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of its employees, contractors and all Minnesotans. Crews continue to follow the guidance of state and federal health officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

MnDOT reminds drivers to slow down, avoid distractions and follow traffic signs in work zones.

Please join the MnDOT District 2 Facebook group for updates on construction, road conditions and other transportation related topics at facebook.com/groups/mndotnorthwest. For a complete list of projects for 2020, please visit mndot.gov/d2.

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