Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 371 four lane expansion

Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins

Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins

graphicTraffic Impacts

Hwy 371 is open to traffic

  • Shoulder closures in Nisswa and Pequot Lakes
  • Temporary traffic signal at Hwy 371/Derksen Rd in Pequot Lakes
  • Be alert to moving equipment entering or exiting work areas
  • Map of 2016 work to be completed

Access closures, detours

  • CR 11 detoured in Pequot Lakes until Fall 2016
    • Temporary traffic signal installed at Hwy 371/Derksen Rd
    • Watch for Paul Bunyan Trail users crossing Derksen Rd
    • Royce St access closed at Hwy 371. Use Pillsbury St
  • CR 112 detoured in Pequot Lakes June 20 - Fall 2016
  • Wilderness Rd closed at Hwy 371 in Pequot Lakes until Sept. Use CR 107
  • Evergreen Pt closed at CR 107. Use Hwy 371
  • Business accesses are open

Paul Bunyan Trail is Open

Get the best view of the project ---Walk, run or bike the Paul Bunyan Trail!

Trail user impacts

  • Be watchful for crews and heavy equipment in trail areas
  • Users may encounter temporary reroutes along existing trail
  • Week of June 27 - Crews to pave trail segments near East Twin Lake in Pequot Lakes

Future four lane
Future four-lane near CR 107 in June 2016. Photo by Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz


Construct new roadway, interchange and trail April 2016 - Fall 2016
Reconstruct old roadway and connect with new roadway, complete trail connections April 2017 - Fall 2017

*Information subject to change

Summary of work

Highway 371 will be expanded from two lanes to four lanes from Nisswa to Jenkins, includes Pequot Lakes (nine miles).

Project map - click for pdf versionNisswa

  • Construct four lanes of roadway, improve accesses and install a new Cullen Brook bridge (box culvert) in north Nisswa

Pequot Lakes

  • Construct a new four-lane Pequot Lakes realignment with easy access points to city roads and businesses
    • New CR 11 interchange with roundabouts
    • New road connections at CR 168/107 and CR 112 use safer Reduced Conflict Intersections (RCI)
    • Realigned Paul Bunyan Trail, includes new bridge over Hwy 371 in south Pequot Lakes


  • Construct four lanes of roadway, safer connections, new signalized intersection at CR 16/Meyers Rd, and realign the Paul Bunyan Trail

Paul Bunyan Trail

  • Realign the Paul Bunyan Trail between Nisswa and Pequot Lakes and in Jenkins. Install a new trail bridge over Hwy 371 in Pequot Lakes. Check the DNR website for current trail conditions.

Contract award

Mathiowetz Construction was awarded the design-build contract on Nov. 30, 2015, for $49.858,419. News release


Web pg: J Seelen