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Aug. 11, 2023

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Temporary closure on Itasca County Road 44 north of Deer River on Aug. 15

The culvert replacement is expected to be complete by the end of the day

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists traveling on Highway 6 north of Deer River can expect a one-day closure on Itasca County road 44 on August 15, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Construction crews will replace the culvert at that intersection and expect to re-open the county road by the end of the day.

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.