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Highway 172 resurface and culvert replacement near Baudette begins August 3


Motorists will detour onto Highway 11 and LOW County Road 6

Bemidji, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 172 near Baudette will experience a detour beginning Monday, August 3, as crews begin installing three box culverts. Stage 1 of the detour will utilize Highway 11 and Lake of the Woods (LOW) County Road 6.

The project will be completed in two stages. Once Stage 1 is complete, motorists will use the Stage 2 detour for approximately three days onto Highway 11, and LOW County Roads 2 and 8. The resurfacing project will be completed under traffic using pilot car and flagger operations.

The construction will create a safer and longer lasting road surface as well as drainage improvements. The contractor for the $4.68 million project is Agassiz Asphalt LLC. The project is expected to last through mid-October, weather permitting. For more information and a map of the project location, visit the website at www.mndot.gov/d2/projects/2020/hwy172-baudette.

Road work continues to be a critical service. MnDOT is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of its employees, contractors and all Minnesotans. Crews continue to follow the guidance of state and federal health officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Last modified: 07/29/2020

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