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Sealcoat project on Highways 2, 71 and 197 in Bemidji to begin August 27

Motorists can expect lane closures and delays beginning August 27


August 26, 2022

Bemidji, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 71 south of Bemidji can expect short term delays, lane closures and flaggers as construction begins August 27. During the project, crews will sealcoat sections of area highways beginning with Highway 71 south of Bemidji, then Highway 197 (Washington Avenue south) in Bemidji and completing the project with Highway 2 east of Highway 71. The project is expected to be complete in early September.

For more information and a project map, visit the website at

This project will include a smoother, longer lasting driving surface.

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 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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