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August 6, 2021

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MnDOT to host Virtual Coffee and Conversation Sept. 3 for Hwy 200 project near Walker

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation will host a virtual Coffee and Conversation event on September 3 to discuss the Highway 200 project near Walker. Join from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. as members of the project team provide a project update, answer questions, and take comments.

To join the event visit the project website and click the meetings tab at mndot.gov/d2/projects/2021/hwy200-walker.

Crews continue to work on the Cedar Creek box culvert on the east end of the project. Motorists can expect Highway 200 from Highway 371 to Highway 84 to be open to local traffic only beginning Saturday, August 7. Thru traffic will still be directed to use the detour of Highway 371, Cass County road 5 and Highway 84. The detour will remain in effect until Friday, August 13. 

Crews will begin paving the project on August 16. Motorists can expect lane closures and areas of loose gravel. To stay up to date on the project, sign up for project email updates on the project website at mndot.gov/d2/projects/2021/hwy200-walker.

Currently, areas of the project are reduced to single lane with flagger operations. There is a speed limit of 45 miles per hour as well as an 11 foot width limit. Motorists are advised to slow down, avoid distractions and drive with caution in work zones.

The project includes resurfacing the 15 mile stretch of Highway 200 between Highway 371 and Highway 84. The project also includes shoulder widening and the replacement of two box culverts at Bag Creek and Cedar Creek. Construction began in May and will be complete by the end of September, weather permitting. Anderson Brothers is the prime contractor on the $10.6 million dollar project.