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Jefferson/Division intersection closure starts Thursday

BEMIDJI -- Road construction continues on the Jefferson/Division Roundabout project and a weeklong closure is scheduled to start Thursday, Oct. 12.

The contractor will begin concrete work Thursday, county officials said, which will require the intersection to be closed for approximately one week. A detour will be in place for Division traffic, it will direct traffic to Adams Avenue, 15th Street and Irvine Avenue.

Those on Jefferson Avenue south are asked to use an alternate route such as Carr Lake Road, officials said in a press release. Residents on Jefferson Avenue north will have access but only from the east on Division Street. Access to businesses near the intersection will be available. Motorists are being asked to plan ahead to avoid this project.

The Beltrami County Highway Department urges motorists to use caution when traveling in and around all work zones. For more information, contact the county Highway Department at (218) 333-8173.