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Construction begins at Shingobee Island on Hwy 371 near Walker on August 12


August 5, 2019

BEMIDJI, Minn. –Motorists on Highway 371 just south of Walker can expect short term delays, and lane shifts as construction begins at Shingobee Island on August 12. This is a cooperative project is between MnDOT and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. Construction is expected to last through September. Construction will include:

• Grading and resurfacing

• Construction of left turn lanes

• Striping for safety improvements.

MnDOT reminds drivers to slow down, avoid distractions and follow traffic signs in work zones.

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