Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 371 four lane expansion

Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins

Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins

Highway 371 during the first snowstorm on Friday, Nov. 18. Taken by a passenger in a MnDOT Snow Plow
Highway 371 during the first snowstorm on Friday, Nov. 18.


Stay back, stay alive

Winter season is here. Drive according to the road conditions and please stay back and give our plow operators room to work, as they make the road safer for you.


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Work operations are suspended for the 2016-2017 winter season. Current traffic configuration map

Local roads

  • Access to Hwy 371 from Smiley Road in downtown Nisswa
    • Southbound Hwy 371 – Use the signal at County Road 18. Access to southbound Hwy 371 from east Nisswa Avenue is permanently closed
    • Northbound Hwy 371 – Use Nisswa Avenue
  • Edna Lake Rd access open, crews working on new road connection, pay attention to changes/signs in area
  • CR 107 and CR 112 access open through future Hwy 371 intersections in Pequot Lakes, follow signs
  • CR 11 open in Pequot Lakes. Slow down when navigating through the partially opened roundabouts at the future interchange - speed limit is 30 mph
  • Temporary signal and access open at Hwy 371, Myers Rd, CR 16 intersection in Jenkins
The new trail bridge south of Wilderness Rd in Pequot Lakes. 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

Summary of work

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


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
Crews pour the concrete deck on the overpass bridge in Pequot Lakes.
Crews pump-in concrete to form the CR 11 bridge deck on Sept. 23. See more photos

Web pg: J Seelen