Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

South Sixth Street—Brainerd

Reconstruct Business Highway 371

Reconstruct, improve


Oct. 17-Oct 24: It's sunny and warmer, and crews will be catching-up through next week. Motorists navigating through work areas during the daytime will encounter lane closures, flaggers and use of pilot car as crews complete paving and temporary road markings. To avoid delays, use the signed detours.

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

Join us Oct. 31

You're invited to attend a Ribbon Cutting Celebration to mark the completion of the S 6th St reconstruction project on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 11:30 a.m., Brainerd City Hall. Learn more

Current impacts

Hwy 371B/S 6th St

Periodic lane/shoulder or sidewalk closures along the entire roadway during the duration of this project.


Work continues on the final segment of Hwy 371B/S 6th St between Quince St and Washington St through mid-October.

  • Local detour: Hwy 371B closed Hwy 210/Washington St to Quince St. Detour uses S 8th St and Quince St. Also, open pedestrian crosswalk for students at Quince St, follow signs
  • Truck detour: Along Park Rd/CR 117, Hwy 25 and Hwy 210.

Open Quince St to Joseph St

  • Highway 371B/South Sixth Street is open to local neighborhood residents and businesses between Quince St 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.

Sept. to mid-Oct.

  • Periodic shoulder closures along Hwy 210 as crews work at the Hwy 371B/S 6th St/Hwy 210 intersection

Brainerd is open for business

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

Work near Laurel St Brainerd
Hwy 371B/S 6th St project near Laurel St. MnDOT has multiple crews working in areas. Photo by Jenny Seelen, MnDOT Communications