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Construction on U.S. Hwy. 2 near Cass Lake begins June 14

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announced today, beginning June 14, motorists on U.S. Hwy. 2 west of Cass Lake can expect lane shifts while crews begin construction.

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Image of a bright orange road work ahead sign against a blue sky with light clouds

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announced today, beginning June 14, motorists on U.S. Hwy. 2 west of Cass Lake can expect lane shifts while crews begin construction.

During the project, crews will be resurfacing Hwy. 2 from two miles east of Hubbard County Road 46 to Highway 371 in Cass Lake.

According to the news release, motorists can expect lane closures, lane shifts and a short-term detour as this project is constructed. The detour will begin early July and last about a week. Eastbound traffic will detour using Hubbard County Roads 45 and 9, and Cass County Road 22.

The contractor for this $2.5 million dollar project is Knife River Materials.

It is estimated to be complete by August, weather permitting. Visit the project website for more information as well as a detour map: www.mndot.gov/d2/projects/hwy2-resurface.

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Important reminders for motorists regarding work zone safety:

  • Slow down when approaching every work zone, then navigate through with care and caution.

  • Stay alert; work zones constantly change.

  • Watch for workers and slow-moving equipment.

  • Obey posted speed limits. Fine for a violation in a work zone is $300.

  • Minimize distractions behind the wheel.

  • Be patient; expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

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