BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists on Highways 9 and 75 between Borup-Felton and Stephen-Argyle, respectively, will experience staged detours beginning Monday, June 1, as crews begin bridge rehabilitation on five bridges on Highway 9.
The first stage of the detours between Ada and Crookston will continue and is expected to conclude around June 15, weather permitting.
The second stage of the detours will begin on June 1, with Highway 9 detoured between Felton and Borup. Motorists driving south on Highway 9 from Borup will proceed westbound on CSAH 39 for seven miles, and then follow CSAH 12/11 southbound for seven miles. Motorists will then proceed 7 miles east on CSAH 34 to Felton and Highway 9.
Highway 75 will also be detoured between Stephen and Argyle. Motorists driving south on Highway 75 from Stephen will proceed westbound on CSAH 5 for 5.9 miles, and then drive south on CSAH 10 for 8.1 miles. Motorists will then proceed eastbound on CSAH 4 for 8.4 miles back to Argyle and Highway 75.
Stage 2 of the detour is expected to conclude by the end of June, weather permitting.
Crews will be repairing and maintaining bridges along the route, necessitating the detour. This project will ensure that Highway 9 in Norman County will be a safer and smoother roadway for many years to come.