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May 20, 2024

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Construction on Highway 75 in Perley begins May 28

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today, construction on Highway 75 in Perley begins May 28.  The project is led by the Wild Rice Watershed District and includes raising the grade of Highway 75 north and south of Perley. Motorists will detour utilizing Norman County roads 25, 4, 39, 12, as well as Clay County roads 11 and 34.
In addition to the grade raise, project elements include:

  • Grade raise on CR 39 in Perley
  • Highway 75 concrete mainline, bituminous shoulders
  • Norman CR 39 mill and overlay within the town of Perley

The project is expected to be complete in late-September, weather permitting. For more information as well as a detour map, visit the project website: www.mndot.gov/d2/projects/hwy75-perley .

Project benefits and cost
Benefits of the project include a safer road, improved drainage and a smoother and longer lasting driving surface.

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.

Please join the MnDOT District 2 Facebook group for updates on construction, road conditions and other transportation related topics.