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Highway 71 construction information meeting to be held July 1

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BEMIDJI, Minn. - Motorists who use Highway 71 from Park Rapids to Menahga will have an opportunity to learn more about planned improvements during a public information meeting on Wednesday, July 1, at 7 p.m., at the Park Rapids Public Library located at 210 First Street.

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The project involves the construction of turn lanes, culvert repairs and replacements, bituminous reclamation, shoulder work and paving. Detours will be phased in to minimize impacts.

The $6.8 million project is expected to start July 13 and be completed by September19.

Mn/DOT representatives and the contractor will be on hand to review the schedule and address impacts to residents, business owners and travelers.

To request an ASL interpreter call 651-366-4720. To request other reasonable accommodations, call 651-366-4718; the Minnesota Relay Service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529 (TTY, Voice or ASCII) or 711, or e-mail your request to ADArequest@dot.state.mn.us.

For statewide information on road conditions and construction, visit www.511mn.org or call 5-1-1.

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