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Highway 172 resurface and culvert replacement from Baudette to Wheelers point moves to Stage 2 detour

Bemidji, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 172 near Baudette will use the stage 2 detour beginning Monday, September 28, as crews complete the final stage of the box culvert replacement and resurface project. Stage 2 of the detour will utilize Highway 11, Lake of the Woods (LOW) County Road 2 and 8.

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

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.

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