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June 17, 2021

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Hwy 59 near Winger open to traffic June 18

Bemidji, Minn. – Highway 59 between Winger and Erskine, previously detoured, will be open to traffic beginning June 18. Motorists can expect lane closures and delays as crews continue working on the shoulders, rumble strips and striping.  The project includes resurfacing Highway 59 from Winger to Erskine as well as pedestrian improvements in Winger.

Anderson Brothers Construction is the contractor for the $2.64 million project. For more information, visit the website at mndot.gov/d2/projects/hwy59-winger.

This project will create a safer, longer lasting road surface as well as improve pedestrian accessibility in Winger. Construction is expected to be complete in July.

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