Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Oct. 27, 2021

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Hwy 2 project from Fisher to East Grand Forks near completion

Motorists can access both eastbound and westbound lanes

BEMIDJI, Minn. – MnDOT announced today motorists on Highway 2 between Fisher and East Grand Forks can now access both eastbound and westbound lanes. Eastbound traffic will experience lane closure during the construction of turn lanes as well as the J-turn at the intersection of Highway 2/2B. The project is expected to be complete by mid-November, weather permitting.

The contractor for this $9.4 million dollar project is Knife River. This project will create a safer, longer lasting road surface. Visit the project website for more information.

 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.