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South Sixth Street

Reconstruct Highway 371B in Brainerd

Brainerd South Sixth Street project - image of water tower

Reconstruct in 2018

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About this project

Reconstruct South Sixth Street (Highway 371B) from Hwy 210/Washington Street to Joseph Street in Brainerd in 2018.

The final layout (Feb. 2, 2016) is approved and construction plans are underway.

Highway 210 to Quince St

  • Five-lane roadway with two northbound and southbound lanes and a continuous center left turn lane. Graphic

Quince St to Joseph St

  • Three-lane roadway with one northbound and southbound lane and a continuous center left turn lane. Graphic

Both the three-and five-lane segments will require widening of the existing right of way.

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct roadway, includes sidewalks, curbs and gutters
  • Upgrade city utilities and infrastructure includes water and sewer systems
  • Install pedestrian access improvements
  • Upgrade traffic/pedestrian signal systems
  • Replace road signs

Traffic impacts

  • Road closures with detours on side streets
  • Access to business will be maintained


  • $7.5 million


  • MnDOT
  • City of Brainerd


The 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 under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The city of Brainerd’s aging sewer and water utilities are deteriorated, with several breaks in recent years.

South Sixth St (Highway 371B) in Brainerd is scheduled for reconstruction in 2018 (originally 2017).