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Sept. 21, 2022

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Highway 197 closes at the railroad crossing in Bemidji Sept. 26-30

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Those who travel on Highway 197 near Washington Avenue south in Bemidji should plan for short-term delays and a detour as crews close and repair the railroad crossing. The work is expected to last five days, beginning Sept. 26 at 8:30 a.m., weather permitting.; bsp;    

During the closure, motorists will detour utilizing Washington Avenue south, Roosevelt Road and Paul Bunyan Drive southeast.