BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 197 in Bemidji will experience lane shifts and closures beginning Aug. 4 as crews do maintenance work on the Enbridge pipeline.
The work will occur along a ¼ mile stretch of 197 south of Carr Lake Road. Flaggers will be present, with lane shifts creating a short two-lane section of traffic flow. There will be an 11-foot lane width restriction in the area.
Work is anticipated to be complete by the end of August.
MnDOT asks drivers to slow down in work zones. Motorists who speed through a work zone or do not obey flaggers’ traffic directions will be fined $300 beginning Aug. 1, under a new law passed during the 2014 state legislative session.For statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org.