Thursday, August 20, 2015

Highway 59 detour south of Plummer begins Aug. 24

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 59 between Plummer and Brooks will experience a detour beginning Aug. 24 as crews replace the box culvert over the Lost River.

The 12 mile detour follows Highway 92, Red Lake County Road 12 and County Road 1. It is expected to last about one month, weather permitting.

Davidson Construction is the contractor for the $1.11 million project. The work will ensure a smoother and safer roadway with better drainage for motorists in the region.

MnDOT urges motorists to follow these recommendations in work zones: stay alert; watch for signs, equipment and workers; minimize distractions, such as using cell phones, eating or drinking; avoid tailgating; follow posted speed limits and directional signs; and stay in one lane while driving through the work zone.
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