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June 20, 2024

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Construction on Hwy 1 near Oslo begin June 24

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today, construction on Highway 1 east of Oslo begins June 24.  The project includes resurfacing Highway 1 from Oslo to approximately three miles east of Oslo. Motorists will experience lane closures, flaggers, and pilot car operations.

The contractor for the $970,000 project is Agassiz Asphalt. The project is expected to be complete in early-July, weather permitting. For more information as well as a detour map, visit the project website at mndot.gov/d2/projects/hwy1-oslo.

Project benefits and cost

Benefits of the project include a safer road, improved drainage, and a smoother and longer lasting 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.

For a complete list of projects for 2024, please visit mndot.gov/d2.