Tuesday, November 13, 2012

short term detours this week in Crookston & Thief River Falls

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Two short term detours will be in place this week as crews repair rail crossings on Highway 75 in Crookston and Highway 59 in Thief River Falls.

Highway 75 in Crookston will be closed between Highway 2 and Fischer Avenue from 7 a.m. Wednesday to mid-afternoon Thursday. Traffic on Highway 75 will be detoured to Highway 2.

Highway 59 in Thief River Falls will be closed between Davis and Atlantic Avenues. West bound traffic on Highway 59 will be detoured north on Davis Avenue to Highway 1, then west to Atlantic Avenue and south back to Highway 59. This closure will only be in effect on Thursday, Nov.15, with no parking allowed between LaBree and Atlantic Avenues for east bound traffic during this time. In addition, the signal system at the Highway 59 and Atlantic Avenue intersection will be set on flashing.

Motorists are asked to slow down and be alert to slow and turning traffic at these intersections.

Improvements to the Highway 75 and Highway 59 rail crossings will provide a smoother, more even surface for motorists.

For updated road conditions and construction around the state, call 5-1-1 or click on www.511mn.org.