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June 24, 2021

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Highway 71/Irvine Avenue bridge closed for maintenance work in Bemidji June 30

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Motorists traveling on Beltrami County Road 15 (Irvine Avenue) can expect a one day detour on the Highway 71 bridge on June 30, as MnDOT crews begin annual maintenance work. The work will be completed during the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m..

Although the bridge will be closed, the ramps will be open. Motorists should follow detour signs.

MnDOT reminds drivers to slow down, avoid distractions and follow traffic signs in work zones. For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit 511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.