About this project
Tentative work, detour plans and final layout:
- Latest project update
- Sign up for project email updates
- About the project
- Work, detour schedules
- 2018 Detour routes map
- Final plan layout with aerial image in Background (Feb. 2, 2016)
- Location map
- How to Thrive During Road Construction Workbook for Businesses
- 2018 Central Minnesota construction map and project listings (pdf)
Information is tentative and subject to change.
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
The 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.