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August 2, 2023

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Resurfacing on Hwy 11, 59 and 75 in northwest Minnesota begins August 14

Motorists will see short-term lane closures, delays and flagger operations

BEMIDJI, Minn. –  The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today a resurfacing project beginning on August 14. Construction crews will resurface three locations in northwest Minnesota:

  • Highway 11 from the eastern limits of Baudette to mile marker 120 west of Baudette
  • Highway 59 from Highway 175 to Canada
  • Highway 75 from Warren to Euclid


The contractor for the $2.2 million dollar project is Asphalt Preservation Company, Inc.. The project will be completed under traffic, and flaggers will guide motorists through the single-lane construction zone. It is expected to be complete by early September, and will create a smoother, safer driving surface.

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