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April 24, 2020

Road construction on Highway 72 north of Waskish starts May 4

Motorists will see short-term delays and lane closures

BEMIDJI, Minn. —Motorists on Highway 72 north of Waskish can expect short term delays and lane closures as construction begins on May 4. The project will resurface 14 miles of rural Hwy 72 between Lake of the Woods County Road 1 and south of the Beltrami County line.

Following guidance from state health officials and to prevent further spread of COVID-19, MnDOT crews will maintain social distancing practices while working.

Mark Sand and Gravel is the contractor for the $2.26 million project. For more information and a project map, visit the website at mndot.gov/d2/projects/2020/hwy72-waskish.

MnDOT reminds drivers to slow down, avoid distractions and follow traffic signs in work zones.

Please join the MnDOT District 2 Facebook group for updates on construction, road conditions and other transportation related topics facebook.com/groups/mndotnorthwest. For a complete list of projects for 2020, please visit mndot.gov/d2. 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.

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