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Road construction on Highway 200 southeast of Laporte begins June 1

Motorists will use detour route


Bemidji, Minn. – Motorists can expect a detour on Highway 200 southeast of Laporte beginning June 1 as crews reconstruct and raise the highway grade between Hubbard County Road’s 45 and 30.

Motorists can detour south onto Highway 64, Highway 34 and Highway 371, or north onto Hubbard County Road 45, Hubbard County Road 16/Cass County Road 21 and Highway 371.

This area of Highway 200 is prone to flooding in the spring and the project will help keep flood waters off the road surface. The project will also install a new culvert.

Reierson Construction is the contractor for the $1.69 million project, which is expected to last through late August, weather permitting. For more information and a detour map, visit the website at

Following guidance from state health officials and to prevent further spread of COVID-19, MnDOT crews will maintain social distancing practices while working.

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

Please join the MnDOT District 2 Facebook group for updates on construction, road conditions and other transportation related topics. For a complete list of projects for 2020, please visit For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.


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