BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 1 east of Thief River Falls will experience a detour beginning May 26 as crews begin work between County Highway 20 and 240th Ave NE.
The detour for eastbound motorists from Thief River Falls will follow Highway 32 south one-half mile to Highway 59, where motorists will proceed 4.5 miles southeast. Motorists will then follow Pennington County Highway 7 east for 8.1 miles to Pennington County Highway 22, where they will proceed 3 miles north to Highway 1.
Work on the project will include grading, resurfacing, culvert replacements, and the replacement of two box culverts. This project will ensure better drainage and a smoother and safer roadway for motorists in the region.
The detour and the project are anticipated to be complete by mid-June, weather permitting.