Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

South Sixth Street—Brainerd

Reconstruct Business Highway 371

Reconstruct, improve

Crews to break ground, detours begin April 30

The construction season has finally arrived! Crews are set to begin work on Business Highway 371/South Sixth Street between Highway 210/Washington St and Joseph St in Brainerd on the Monday, April 30.

Current map/traffic configuration Truck detour Current detour
Hwy 371B/S 6th St to close Oak St to Joseph St, follow detour signs.


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


  • Local detour April 30 to mid-July: Road closed Oak St to Joseph St. Detour uses Industrial Park Rd, CR 45/13th St SE and Oak St. Open to cross street traffic at Willow St or Vine St
  • Truck detour April 30 to mid-October: Commercial trucks to use Park Rd/CR 117, Hwy 25 and Hwy 210. Turning radiuses are narrow on local detour; please use the truck route whenever possible

Today on Hwy 371B

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

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.

Information is tentative and subject to change.

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