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Oct. 4, 2023

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Highway 34 in Akeley enters third stage of construction October 5

Motorists will detour utilizing Highway 64 and Hubbard County Road 25

BEMIDJI, Minn. –  The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today the Highway 34 project in Akeley will be moving to the third stage of construction on October 5. Highway 34 will be closed from Graceson Avenue to Hillside Avenue during this stage. Motorists will detour utilizing Highway 64 and Hubbard County Road 25.

Crews on Highway 34 will be wrapping up construction for the season later this month, as weather allows. They will return in the spring to finish any remaining work, including Hulet Avenue to Hillside Avenue. Tree planting will also take place in 2024. 

The overall project on Highway 34 in Akeley included narrowing the road width, culvert replacement, boulevard spacing, sidewalks, lighting and other safety and pedestrian accessibility improvements. MnDOT appreciates the public’s patience, cooperation, and commitment to safety during this year’s construction.

Stage 3:

  • Closed between Graceson Ave and Hillside Ave
  • Detour: Hwy 64 and CR 25

Crews will work through late October, weather permitting. For more information as well as staging and detour maps, visit the project website: www.mndot.gov/d2/projects/hwy34-akeley