Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 371 four lane expansion

Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins

Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins

Highway 371 is currently two-way traffic with shoulder closures in Nisswa, Pequot Lakes and Jenkins. CR 16 detoured. Map

Area roads are busy, drive with care this holiday weekend

Schools let out, snow birds return, cabins and shops reopen, and the fishing season is here—recreational traffic volumes rise greatly this time of year on Hwy 371. Besides big construction trucks...Be prepared for slow moving vehicles hauling boats, campers and trailers. Watch for sudden stops or turning vehicles in front of you. Orange cones. No phones. For statewide traffic impacts, visit 511mn.org

Highway 371

Open to two-way traffic with shoulder closures

Local access

  • Nisswa Avenue - Right turns only onto Hwy 371. Use Smiley Road to signal at CR 18 for southbound Hwy 371 access
  • Cullen Brook water channel in Nisswa - Closed to boat traffic to install culverts. Please stay out of closed work areas.
  • Nisswa at Edna Lake Rd - Access open, crews working on new connection, pay attention to changes/signs in area
  • Pequot Lakes at County Rd 107/168 and County Rd 112 - Access open through future Hwy 371 intersections in Pequot Lakes, follow signs
  • Pequot Lakes at County Rd 11 open - Slow down when navigating through roundabouts at future interchange.
  • Jenkins at County Rd 16 - Access closed at Hwy 371/Myers Rd in Jenkins until June 5, follow detour signs.
Walk, run or bike the Paul Bunyan Trail to see the project's progress. The trail is open. Photo by Jenny Seelen, MnDOT See more photos

Paul Bunyan Trail

  • Open to trail users
  • New trail bridges open in Pequot Lakes and Nisswa
  • Please stay on trail
  • Check the DNR website for current trail conditions.

Lakes Area is Open for Business

About this project

Highway 371 will be expanded from two lanes to four lanes from Nisswa to Jenkins, includes Pequot Lakes (nine miles) in 2016-2017.

Project map - click for pdf version
Expand Highway 371 to four lanes from north of CR 18 in Nisswa to north of CR 16 in Jenkins, includes new alignment in Pequot Lakes. Project map


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.


Prime Contractor

  • Mathiowetz Construction
Crews install storm sewers. By Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz Construction See more photos


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

Web pg: J Seelen