Beltrami County and Other Traffic Updates
FROM THE BELTRAMI COUNTY HWY DEPT
The construction project on County State Aid Highway 8 (Roosevelt Road) will begin the paving process starting Tuesday October 18th. The paving is expected to take 7 or 8 days to complete. Please find alternate routes to avoid this area if possible. If you must travel in the construction area expect delays and use caution.
For more information regarding this closure please contact the Beltrami County Highway Department at 333-8173.
FROM THE CITY OF BEMIDJI:
Effective yesterday afternoon October 18, 2011 the intersections of Minnesota Ave NW at 10th St, 11th St, 12th St and 14th St NW will be closed to traffic to install gutters and curb. This will be in effect through this weekend, possibly completed Saturday night depending on weather.
The intersections of 8th, 10th, 12th and 24th on the west side of Irvine will be paved this week so they should be open shortly (NOT YET! But soon).
As with all things the weather plays an integral role so beware of new developments.
THE LATEST ON BURNING RESTRICTIONS – from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources – Bemidji Forestry Area Bagley and Cass Lake Field Stations
Effective: October 14th 2011 for South Beltrami, Hubbard, North Cass, Clearwater, Mahnomen, Polk, and Red Lake Counties
You may begin issuing Burning Permits for 3 days between the hours of 5PM to 8AM.
Tell each permittee to activate their burn permit each day. If high winds or dry conditions are forecast, activations may not be allowed.
No burning permit is required once 3” of snow cover is received.
Toll free number is 1-866-533-2876 to activate the permit.
Variance permits may be considered by your local DNR Forestry Office or the USFS Office.
Demolition burning of old buildings is not allowed.
Note: Campfires do not require a permit, but must be in a fire ring, attended, no larger than 3x3 feet, and be totally extinguished before leaving.
Please report all unauthorized fires to 911 or to your local Forestry Office.
Bemidji Area Office: 218-308-2065, Bagley field station 218-694-2146;
Cass Lake field station 218-335-6647; USFS Walker office 218-547-6001
THE LATEST FROM MNDOT IF YOU ARE TRAVELING IN THIS AREA
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.— Crews will conduct traffic surveys on Wadena area roadways Tuesday, Oct. 25 through Thursday, Oct. 27 from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Interviewers will randomly select a sample of motorists and direct them into designated survey stations at points along Highway 10, Highway 71, Highway 29 and Wadena County Road 4. They will ask motorists to participate in a 30- to 45-second interview regarding travel patterns and purposes. The voluntary survey is part of the Wadena Area Transportation Study, a partnership between the city of Wadena, Otter Tail County, Wadena County and the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The collected data will help the study partners understand motorists’ behaviors in the Wadena area and develop the future transportation plan to accommodate the region as it continues to grow.