Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 371

Cass, Morrison and Crow Wing counties

Hwy 371 Backus to Hackensack

Hwy 371 roadwork Backus to Hackensack. Click on map for larger PDF version

New road opens, detour lifts

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.

Nearby projects

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

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

Project complete

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

Project complete

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/