Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 371 Cass Lake

2019 Construction

Project summary

In July, MnDOT will be conducting an urban reconstruction project in Cass Lake on Highway 371 and US 2.

Hwy 371 Cass Lake, Truck Detour and Phase 1 Detour
Truck detour and Phase 1 detour. The detour for truck traffic will be in effect during the entire project.
Hwy 371 Cass Lake, phase 2 detour
Phase 2 detour

Project elements

  • Grading and resurfacing
  • Storm sewer and city utilities upgrade
  • Construction of a multi-use trail
  • Pedestrian accessibility improvements, including sidewalks, curb and gutter
  • Ambient highway lighting
  • Traffic signal replacement

Phase 1 (Anticipated to begin after July 4)

  • Pavement work at railroad crossing
  • Hwy 371- closed between Railroad St and First St SW
  • This phase will last approximately 1 week

Phase 2

  • Hwy 371- closed between Hwy 2 and Railroad St
  • Hwy 2- lane closures near the intersection with Hwy 371

Traffic impacts

  • Truck Detour
    • All truck traffic is detoured onto County Roads 9 and 45
    • The truck detour will be in effect during the entire project
  • Phase 1 Detour
    • Hwy 371 closed between Railroad St and First St SW
    • This detour is the same as the truck detour
    • Will be in place for up to a week
  • Phase 2 Detour
    • Hwy 371 closed between Hwy 2 and Railroad St
    • Regular traffic detoured onto Grant Utley Ave NW and Railroad St
    • Truck traffic still uses the truck detour
    • Local access will be maintained for homes and businesses located in the work zone
  • Hwy 2 improvements
    • All work on Hwy 2 will be done under traffic and will include lane closures