Highway 200 project starts today

Construction began today on a nearly 16 mile stretch of Highway 200 near Walker.

According to MnDOT, crews will work on the mill and overlay between the junctions of Highway 371 and Highway 84.

Lane closures can be expected now, but a staged detour is planned for two weeks in late July and early August.

The $10.6 million project is expected to be complete sometime in October and will include widened shoulders, additional turning lanes, and two replaced box culverts at Bag Creek and Cedar Creek.

Tree removal work for this project began last winter.

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.

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