Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

South Sixth Street—Brainerd

Reconstruct Business Highway 371

Reconstruct, improve

Current map/traffic configuration Truck detour
Hwy 371B/S 6th St detoured, follow signs.

Current impacts

Locals and visitors will encounter work areas and periodic lane/shoulder or sidewalk closures along the entire roadway during the duration of this project.


  • Local through traffic detour until mid-Aug: Road closed Hwy 210/Washington St to Willow St. Detour uses S 8th St, Oak St, CR 45/13th St SE and Industrial Park Rd.
    • Cross street traffic maintained downtown between Oak St and Hwy 210. Only one of three cross streets to be closed at a time: Oak St, Maple St or Laurel St.
  • Truck detour until mid-October: Commercial trucks to use Park Rd/CR 117, Hwy 25 and Hwy 210. Turning radiuses are narrow on local detour; use route whenever possible

Open Willow St to Joseph St

  • The first new segment of Highway 371B/South Sixth Street is open to local neighborhood residents and businesses between Willow and Joseph St. While the segment is open, some work still needs to be done, and motorists should watch for work crews and equipment in the area.

For current traffic conditions on state highways, check 511mn.org

For your safety and ours, please stay out of closed areas, watch for changes, and use signed detours.

Brainerd is open for business

Access to businesses and residences will be maintained and open during construction, but expect changes, including gravel surfaces, and watch for signs.

Contact us

Local residents and businesses with questions may contact Joe Cameron, MnDOT project manager, at 218-828-5740. Or, the contractor's 24/7 phone line for access or utility issues, at 218-330-3493.

Work on the Business Highway 371/South Sixth Street project. MnDOT has multiple crews working along the corridor. Photo by Paul Smith, MnDOT Construction

Information is tentative and subject to change.

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