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Detour lifted on Highway 71 south of Bemidji; Motorists advised to slow down as construction continues

BEMIDJI, Minn. - A detour routing traffic from U.S. Highway 71 onto Hubbard and Beltrami County roads ended Wednesday, Sept. 15, but motorists are cautioned to slow down as construction continues on Highway 71 south of Bemidji.

Drivers may encounter intermittent lane closures and flagging operations for the next two to four weeks as crews continue working in the ditches and entrances to Highway 71 between Hubbard County Road 9 and Beltrami County Road 2.

The work is part of a major reconstruction of a portion of the Highway 197 and Highway 71 corridor in Bemidji which includes the construction of a new bridge over U.S. Highway 2.

For more information on road conditions and construction, click on or call 5-1-1.