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Highway 34 Akeley construction resumes early-May

Motorists will detour utilizing Hubbard CR 25 and Highway 64

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today, construction on Highway 34 in Akeley will resume in early May. The remaining project elements include resurfacing and sidewalk upgrades on Highway 34 from the Hulet Avenue to Hillside Avenue. Motorists will detour utilizing Hubbard CR 25 and Highway 64.

The project is expected to be complete in mid-June, weather permitting. For more information as well as staging and detour maps, visit the project website: http://www.mndot.gov/d2/projects/hwy34-akeley

Stay connected

• View detour maps and traffic impacts on the project website http://www.mndot.gov/d2/projects/hwy34-akeley

• Join project staff at weekly construction update meetings. They will take place Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. at Akeley City Hall

• Sign up for weekly construction update emails on the project website

• Join the Northwest Minnesota Facebook group for news, events and updates

• Follow us on Twitter @mndotnorthwest for news, events and updates

• For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit http://www.511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store

Project benefits and cost

Benefits of the project include a safer road, smoother and longer lasting driving surface, as well as intersection and pedestrian improvements to enhance safety for all users.

Young Excavating is the contractor for the $3.6 million project. Construction was paused in November 2023, with the remaining work in Stage 3 to be completed in 2024.

MnDOT invites and encourages participation by all. If you need an ASL, a foreign language interpreter or other reasonable accommodation, or need documents in an alternative format (such as braille or large print) for this email or event, please email your request to Janet Miller at ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us or call 651-366-4720.

For more information on projects in northwest Minnesota, follow us on Facebook at https://facebook.com/groups/MnDOTnorthwest and Twitter at @mndotnorthwest. For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit http://www.511mn.org.

 

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