Detour of Highway 75 in Crookston begins next week
BEMIDJI, Minn. – Beginning Monday, Aug. 20, motorists in Crookston will encounter a detour of the Highway 75 bypass, between County Road 9 and Highway 2. The road will be closed as crews conduct bridge repairs, shoulder reconstruction, concrete repairs and paving.
Traffic will be detoured onto Highway 2 and old Highway 75, and local access will be maintained for residents and businesses along the project area. Increased truck traffic, especially trucks hauling sugar beets, is expected on city and county roads throughout the duration of the project.
PCiRoads, LLC is the prime contractor for the $3.86 million project, which is expected to last through the end of September. Upon completion, motorists will experience a smoother, longer lasting road and bridge.
MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, and reminds them to slow down in the work zone and never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones. For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit 511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.