Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Oct. 2, 2019

Temporary detour of Hwy 59 in Thief River Falls scheduled to begin Oct. 8 for railroad repairs

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists will encounter a temporary detour and closure of Highway 59 (Third Street) in Thief River Falls starting Tuesday, Oct. 8, as railroad crews replace the crossing. Traffic will be detoured to First Street, Brooks and Arnold through Oct. 11.

The work is expected to take approximately four days to complete, weather permitting.

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.

Please join the MnDOT District 2 Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/mndotnorthwest for updates on construction, road conditions and other transportation related topics.

For a complete list of projects for 2019, please visit mndot.gov/d2.

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