Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

South Sixth Street—Brainerd

Reconstruct Business Highway 371B

Brainerd South Sixth Street project - image of water tower

About this project


Tentative work, detour plans and final layout:

Information is tentative and subject to change.

Current map/traffic configuration
South Sixth Street in 2017.

Summary of work

Reconstruct and redesign Hwy 371B/South Sixth St, includes sidewalks, curbs and gutters in 2018.

Hwy 210/Washington St to Front St: Intersection access lanes, railroad crossing

Front St to Quince St: Five-lanes with two northbound and southbound lanes and a continuous center left-turn lane

Quince St to Joseph St: Three-lanes with one northbound and southbound lane and a continuous center left-turn lane

  • Reconstruct side street connections and driveway entrances
  • Upgrade city utilities and infrastructure, including water and sewer systems
  • Improve pedestrian accessibility, including wider sidewalks
  • Upgrade motorist and pedestrian signal systems
  • Install new road signs and overhead LED street lights


Location mapThe current highway was 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, (pipes dating back to 1908) are deteriorated, with several breaks in recent years.

Reconstruction begins April 2018.

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