Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 29, 2019

Highway 59/Highway 2 ramps open August 30

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Motorists traveling along Highway 59 and Highway 2 near Erskine can once use the eastbound and westbound ramps beginning August 30. Traffic is reduced to two-way, two-lane as construction on Highway 2 continues with resurfacing the road.

Crews have been working since May to reconstruct and replace the concrete pavement on Highway 2. Bridge repair and maintenance has also been completed on the highway 59 overpass as well as replacement of curb, gutter, storm sewer and culverts.

The $12.6 million project will make safer, longer lasting road surface and bridges. The project is scheduled to be complete in October. For more information go to mndot.gov/d2/projects/2019/hwy2-erskine, or join our Facebook group, facebook.com/groups/mndotnorthwest.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit 511mn.org.