Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Oct. 2, 2019

Hwy 59/Hwy 2 project set to be complete this month

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists traveling along Highway 2 near Erskine will experience a lane reduction in each direction beginning today, as construction on Highway 2 continues with resurfacing the road. The highway is expected to open to four lane traffic by October 11, weather permitting.

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.