Planned detour for Beltrami County Fairgoers

MnDOT has released a detour map for the Beltrami County Fair coming next week as construction on Highway 71 continues on schedule.

Drivers are now using the highway in head-to-head traffic in the southbound lanes.

Starting Aug. 10 through Aug. 14, northbound fairgoers on Highway 71 will use Lakewood Drive, to Irvine Avenue, then Fairgrounds Road.

Heading south, drivers will use the southbound Irvine ramps to Irvine Avenue and then to Fairgrounds Road.

Lakewood Drive traffic will only make right-in, right-out movements on both east and west entrances to Highway 71.

Signage will be posted along the routes.


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