Motorists will encounter a detour on U.S. Highway 2 on the southeast end of the Bemidji bypass as Enbridge Energy pipeline crews work to install a pipeline under the road. The detour will begin at 6 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, and is expected to end Monday, Sept 21.
The detour route for westbound traffic approaching the east end of the bypass will be directed to County Road 50, west on County Road 404/Carr Lake Road Southeast to Highway 197/Washington Avenue South. Eastbound traffic will take the same route in reverse.
Motorists are asked to be extremely alert to four-way stop signs that will be placed at the intersections while the detour is in place. Extra traffic enforcement will also be present.
For information on state road conditions and construction, visit the Web site 511mn.org or call 511.