Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

South Sixth Street—Brainerd

Reconstruct Highway 371B

Brainerd South Sixth Street project - image of water tower


Highway 371B/South Sixth Street to be reconstructed through Brainerd from Hwy 210/Washington St to Joseph St, includes city underground utilities. Prep work begins fall 2017. Construction begins in spring 2018.

Location map
Reconstruct Hwy 371B/South Sixth St in Brainerd. Map

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct Hwy 371B/S 6th St, includes sidewalks, curbs and gutters

    Hwy 210/Washington St to Quince St - Five-lanes, two northbound and southbound lanes and a continuous center left turn lane. Graphic

    Quince St to Joseph St - Three-lanes, one northbound and southbound lane and a continuous center left turn lane. Graphic

  • Upgrade city utilities and infrastructure includes water and sewer systems
  • Install pedestrian access improvements
  • Upgrade Hwy 371B signal systems at
    • Hwy 210/Washington St
    • Laurel St
    • Oak St
    • Quince St
  • Replace road signs
  • Final layout (Feb. 2, 2016)

Upcoming impacts

Motorists may encounter lane or shoulder closures as crews prepare work areas before construction gets underway in spring 2018, then expect:

  • Road closures and sidewalk closures with signed detours

Access to businesses and residences to be maintained


  • $7.5 million (estimated)


Location mapThe highway was originally constructed in 1957. The existing pavement is nearing the end of its life with a ride quality index (RQI) of 2.8; projects are programmed when the RQI drops below 3.0. Existing sidewalks do not meet accessibility standards. The city of Brainerd’s aging underground sewer and water utilities are deteriorated, with several breaks in recent years. Reconstruction begins spring 2018.

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