Road construction season is almost here, MnDOT sends reminder of this year’s projects

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is planning a number of projects in this district this road construction season.

A number of reduced conflict intersections will be constructed west of Bemidji on Highway 2, from County Road 14 in Wilton to County Road 9. This project is scheduled for May through July.

Over 15 miles of Highway 200 near the south shore of Leech Lake will also be resurfaced, with two culvert replacements, widened shoulders and additional turn lanes. This project is scheduled for the entire season, May through October.

Full list of MnDOT District 2 projects for 2021:

  • Reduced Conflict Intersections (RCI’s) will be constructed on Hwy 2 west of Bemidji, improving safety and access between Beltrami County Road 14, in Wilton, and Beltrami County Road 9.
  • A Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI) is scheduled to be constructed on Hwy 2 near Marcoux Corner, improving safety at the intersection with Hwy 32.
  • Resurface Hwy 59 from Winger to Erskine creating a longer lasting road and improve pedestrian crossings in Winger.
  • Resurface 15.6 miles of Highway 200 near the south shore of Leech Lake, replacing two culverts, widening shoulders and adding turn lanes to improve drainage and safety while creating a longer lasting road.

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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