Friday, August 10, 2012

Hwy 220 detour from EGF to Climax begins August 13

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists traveling on Highway 220 south of East Grand Forks and north of Climax will encounter a detour as crews begin work to improve the condition of Highway 220.

From the junction of Highway 220 and Highway 75 at Climax, northbound traffic will continue on Highway 75 to U.S. Highway 2, then  west on Highway 2 to the junction with Highway 220 near East Grand Forks. Southbound traffic will follow the same route in reverse.

Improvements to Highway 220 include culvert replacement, shoulder work, and resurfacing. The work will provide a smoother, more even surface for motorists.

The detour is expected to be in place for approximately two weeks, weather permitting. 

When the detour is lifted, work will continue with traffic control provided by flaggers and a pilot car. The work is expected to be completed by Sept.28.

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