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July 9, 2021

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Detour shift begins July 12 as roundabout construction continues in Thief River Falls

Motorists on Highway 1 will experience a detour

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is nearing the final stages in the construction of the roundabout on Highway 1 at the intersection with Highway 59 in Thief River Falls. Beginning Monday, July 12, Highway 1 will be closed between Highway 59 and Sixth Street West.
Traffic will be detoured onto Ruby Avenue, First Street West and Pennington County Road 16. Westside Motors can be accessed from the frontage road and all business accesses will be maintained throughout the project.
MnDOT reminds drivers to slow down, avoid distractions and follow traffic signs in work zones.