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Highway 2 project east of Cass Lake begins August 9

Motorists can expect short term delays and lane closures


Bemidji, Minn. –Beginning August 9, motorists on Highway 2 east of Cass Lake will experience short term delays and lane closures as the resurfacing project begins. The project includes grading and resurfacing Highway 2 from Cass county road 206 to Cass county road 10 east of Cass Lake.

The contractor for this $1.7 million dollar project is Northern Paving. This project will create a safer, longer lasting road surface. It is estimated to be complete by the end of August, weather permitting. Visit the project website for more information and a project map:

Important reminders for motorists regarding work zone safety:

• Slow down when approaching every work zone, then navigate through with care and caution.

• Stay alert; work zones constantly change.

• Watch for workers and slow-moving equipment.

• Obey posted speed limits. Fine for a violation in a work zone is $300.

• Minimize distractions behind the wheel.

• Be patient; expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

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 2021, 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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