Hwy 371 between Backus and Hackensack is open. The detour was lifted on Oct. 16.
Current traffic impacts
Crews will continue to finish-up the project and motorists will encounter periodic daylight lane closures with flaggers and possible pilot car. Drive with care. Hwy 371 remains an active work zone through October 28.
About this project
Work: Reconstruct seven miles of road surface (full-depth reclamation) and repair or replace culverts/pipes from west junction Highway 87 in Backus to Cass County Rd 40 in Hackensack. Construct: Sept. 4 to Oct. 28, 2018 Cost: $3.7 million Benefits: New, smoother road surface and improved drainage Contact: Kirk Allen, Construction Project Manager, 218-828-5739.
Road improvement projects on Highway 371 in Cass and Crow Wing counties in 2018. For current road conditions on Hwy 371, check 511mn.org
Business Hwy 371 Brainerd
South Sixth Street
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 More information:www.mndot.gov/d3/brd/
Hwy 371B interchange south of Brainerd/Baxter
Work: Resurface south of Brainerd/Baxter at the Hwy 371/Hwy 371B interchange ramps and on Hwy 371B northward about one mile to south of 1st St, near Barrows. Upgrade overhead street lighting. Construct: October Impacts: Lane closures, flaggers Contact: Kirk Allen, Construction Project Manager, 218-828-5739
Hwy 371 Little Falls to Fort Ripley
Work: Resurface both directions of Hwy 371 (microsurface) from south of Hwy 10 in Little Falls to north of Morrison County Rd 48, near Fort Ripley. Construct: Aug. 28 to Sept. 15 Benefits: New, smoother road surface
Hwy 371 Baxter/Brainerd
Work: 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 July 20, 2018 Cost: $3.3 million, Tri-City Paving Benefits: New, smoother road surface
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/