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This DOT map outlines the three phases of the Highway 34 project, assuming no government shutdown.

Drivers asked to avoid County 81 as a detour for construction project between Park Rapids, Dorset

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Use an alternate route.

That was the mantra state and county engineers repeated over and over Thursday at the weekly project meeting for the Highway 34 construction.


But the problem is, the state cannot show the way.

As frustration and delays mount on the roadway between Park Rapids and the Dorset corner, highway officials are urging the public to travel north, taking either County Road 18 or County Road 40 to Nevis.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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