TRANSPORTATION: Road revamp coming in 2017
BEMIDJI—As this year's road construction season winds down, Bemidji motorists should note they will see a change in their commute in summer 2017 with two major road projects on the schedule.
Starting May 15, the U.S. Highway 2 Bemidji Bypass, and six connecting bridges, will undergo a resurfacing project. Then, beginning after July 4, another resurfacing project will take place along Paul Bunyan Drive Southeast from Third Street to Seventh Street South in Bemidji.
TJ Melcher, Minnesota Department of Transportation Public Affairs coordinator in Bemidji, said that throughout the summer, traffic will be detoured away from the Bemidji bypass and through the city.