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July 7, 2021

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Correction: Hwy 2 project from Fisher to East Grand Forks begins July 12

Motorists can expect eastbound lane closures beginning July 8

Bemidji, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 2 between Fisher and East Grand Forks can expect lane closures as construction begins on July 12. The project will include resurfacing the westbound lanes, as well as turn lane and intersection improvements.

Beginning July 8, crews will begin to set up traffic control and lane closures. Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane. Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane while crews complete cross over construction near Fisher and East Grand Forks.

The contractor for this $9.4 million dollar project is Knife River. This project will create a safer, longer lasting road surface. It is estimated to be complete by October, weather permitting. Visit the project website below for more information: www.mndot.gov/d2/projects/2021/hwy2b-egf .

 Important reminders for motorists regarding work zone safety:

  • Slow down when approaching every work zone, then navigate through with care and caution.
  • Stay alert; work zones constantly change.
  • Watch for workers and slow-moving equipment.
  • Obey posted speed limits. Fine for a violation in a work zone is $300.
  • Minimize distractions behind the wheel.
  • Be patient; expect delays, especially during peak travel times