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Construction on Highway 220 north of East Grand Forks begins May 13

Motorists will detour utilizing 150th St. NE, Polk County roads 66 and 23

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today, construction on Highway 220 north of East Grand Forks will begin May 13. The project includes reconstructing Highway 220 to a concrete road from Polk CR 19 to Polk CR 22/23. Culvert replacements will also be constructed throughout the project. Motorists will detour utilizing 150th St SW and Polk County roads 66 and 23.

The project is expected to be complete in mid-August, weather permitting. For more information as well as a detour map, visit the project website:

Project benefits and cost

Benefits of the project include a safer road, improved drainage, and a smoother and longer lasting driving surface. Michels Road & Stone is the contractor for the $15.6 million project.

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 2024, 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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