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Aug. 25, 2022

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Sealcoat project on Hwys 2, 71 and 197 in Bemidji to begin Aug. 27

Motorists can expect lane closures and delays beginning Aug. 27

Bemidji, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 71 south of Bemidji can expect short term delays, lane closures and flaggers as construction begins August 27. During the project, crews will sealcoat sections of area highways beginning with Highway 71 south of Bemidji, then Highway 197 (Washington Avenue south) in Bemidji and completing the project with Highway 2 east of Highway 71. The project is expected to be complete in early September.

For more information and a project map, visit the website at mndot.gov/d2/projects/hwy-sealcoat.

This project will include a smoother, longer lasting driving surface.
MnDOT reminds drivers to slow down, avoid distractions and follow traffic siSealcoat project on Hwys 2, 71 and 197 in Bemidji to begin Aug. 27gns in work zones.

For a complete list of projects for 2021, please visit mndot.gov/d2.

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