Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 371

Cass and Crow Wing counties

2018 Roadwork

Resurface Hwy371 Hackensack to Backus Reconstruct Hwy 371B/South Sixth St in 2018 Resurface Hwy 371 Baxter/Brainerd
Hwy 371 road improvements in 2018

Road improvement projects on Highway 371 in Cass and Crow Wing counties in 2018. For current road conditions on Hwy 371, check 511mn.org

Hwy 371 Baxter/Brainerd

Lane closures begin May 29

Description: Resurface both directions of Hwy 371 (cold in-place recycle) from south of Hwy 210 in Baxter to 50th Ave SW, south of the Business Hwy 371 interchange, in Brainerd
Construct: May 29 to August 10, 2018
Impacts: Segments of single lane closures, reduced speeds, narrowed lanes, possible flaggers at side road accesses. For current travel speeds and road conditions on Hwy 371, check 511mn.org
Cost: $3.3 million, Tri-City Paving
Benefits: New, smoother road surface
Contact: Kirk Allen, Construction Project Manager, 218-828-5739

Hwy 371 Backus to Hackensack

Description: Reconstruct seven miles of road surface (full-depth reclamation) and repair or replace culverts from east junction Highway 87 in Backus to Cass County Rd 40 in Hackensack. Project limits and culvert locations map

Construct: August to October 2018; detour begins after Labor Day
Cost: $3.7 million
Traffic plans:

  • Prep work in August: Highway 371 to have periodic lane or shoulder closures with possible flaggers controlling traffic as crews prepare work areas.
  • Detour begins after Labor Day, Sept. 4: Highway 371 to close to through traffic for up to five weeks between Backus and Hackensack, plan for delays. Detour uses Highway 87 west of Backus, Highway 64 and County Rd 19/40 to Hackensack in Hubbard and Cass counties. Through traffic detour map
    • Local traffic: Highway 371 will need to close to all traffic at some locations to replace underground culverts. Please watch for changes, follow signs and use the closest alternate route.
    • Hackensack to Backus is Open for Business: Access to businesses and residences to be maintained, but may be an alternate side access or gravel surface, drive with care when navigating through work areas.
  • Wrap up project in October: Highway 371 to have periodic lane or shoulder closures with possible flaggers controlling traffic as crews finish up work on the project.

Benefits: New, smoother road surface and improved drainage
Contact: Kirk Allen, Construction Project Manager, 218-828-5739

Nearby projects

Hwy 371/Business Hwy 371

South Sixth Street Brainerd

Work: Reconstruct Hwy 371B/S 6th St from Hwy 210 to Joseph St in Brainerd, includes city utilities, sidewalks, accesses
Construct: April to October 2018
Impacts: Road closures, detours, follow signs; truck route
Contact: Joe Cameron, Construction Project Manager, 218-828-5740
More information: www.mndot.gov/d3/brd/

Interchange south of Baxter/Brainerd

Work: Resurface south of Brainerd/Baxter at the Hwy 371/Hwy 371B interchange ramps and on Hwy 371B northward about one mile
Construct: Fall 2018
Cost: $800,000 (estimated)
Impacts: Lane closures, flaggers

Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins

Work: Landscape along new four lane in Nisswa, Pequot Lakes and Jenkins
Construct: Fall 2018 to Fall 2019
Impacts: Minor; periodic lane or shoulder closures
Cost: $500,000 (estimated)
Contact: Matt Indihar Construction Project Manager, 218-828-5737
More information: www.mndot.gov/d3/hwy371/

All information is tentative and subject to change.

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