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June 26, 2024

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Construction on Highway 89 near Grygla begins July 8

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today, construction on Highway 89 near Grygla begins July 8.  The project includes resurfacing Highway 89 between Grygla and the Red Lake Nation boundary. Motorists will detour utilizing Marshall County Road 54 and Highway 1.
In addition to resurfacing, project elements include:

  • Culvert replacements
  • Sidewalk upgrades in Grygla

The contractor for the $5.2 million project is R.J. Zavoral and Sons, Inc.. The project is expected to be complete in mid-October, weather permitting. For more information as well as a detour map, visit the project website: www.mndot.gov/d2/projects/hwy89-grygla .

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.

Please join the MnDOT District 2 Facebook group for updates on construction, road conditions and other transportation related topics. www.facebook.com/groups/mndotnorthwest/. For a complete list of projects for 2024, please visit www.mndot.gov/d2.