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May 25, 2023

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Road construction on Hwy 11 east of Roseau starts May 31

Motorists will experience a detour through mid-June

BEMIDJI, Minn. –  The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today beginning May 31, motorists on Highway 11 east of Roseau can expect a short-term detour as construction begins. The project includes replacing a box culvert three miles east of Roseau on Highway 11.

The contractor for this $600,000 project is Davidson’s Construction. This project will improve drainage. It is estimated to be complete by mid-June, weather permitting. Visit the project website below for more information mndot.gov/d2/projects/hwy11-east-roseau.

Important reminders for motorists regarding work zone safety:

  • Slow down when approaching every work zone, then navigate through with care and caution.
  • Stay alert; work zones constantly change.
  • Watch for workers and slow-moving equipment.
  • Obey posted speed limits. Fine for a violation in a work zone is $300.
  • Minimize distractions behind the wheel.
  • Be patient; expect delays, especially during peak travel times.