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Highway 2 project from Fisher to East Grand Forks near completion

Motorists can access both eastbound and westbound lanes


October 28, 2021

Bemidji, Minn. – MnDOT announced today motorists on Highway 2 between Fisher and East Grand Forks can now access both eastbound and westbound lanes. Eastbound traffic will experience lane closure during the construction of turn lanes as well as the J-turn at the intersection of Highway 2/2B. The project is expected to be complete by mid-November, weather permitting.

The contractor for this $9.4 million dollar project is Knife River. This project will create a safer, longer lasting road surface. Visit the project website below for more information: .

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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