Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 12, 2018

Temporary lane closures on Highway 2 near Erskine begin next week

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 2 near Erskine will encounter temporary lane closures in both directions starting Monday, Sept. 17, weather permitting. Crews will begin preparation work for a construction project that will take place next spring.

The project, which is scheduled to begin in spring 2019, will include replacing the entire pavement surface from the west side of Erskine up to the Erskine Weigh Station on Highway 2.

The upcoming alternating lane closures and temporary crossover lanes will last into early October, and will allow crews to begin prepping the road surface for construction so they can begin immediately next year.

MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road 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.