Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 371 four lane expansion

Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins

Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins

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  • Project update
  • April-early May: Both directions of Hwy 371 reduced to a single lane of traffic on the northbound side in Nisswa to reconstruct southbound Hwy 371 and west Nisswa Ave connection Map
  • Thru May 12: CR 16 access closed at Hwy 371/Myers Rd in Jenkins Map

Current

Highway 371

  • Hwy 371 is open with shoulder closures Map

Local road access

  • Nisswa Avenue - Right turns only onto Hwy 371. Use Smiley Road to signal at CR 18 for southbound Hwy 371 access
  • Edna Lake Rd - Access open, crews working on new 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 roundabouts at future interchange. Speed limit is 30 mph
  • CR 16 - Access closed at Hwy 371/Myers Rd in Jenkins April 10-May 12, follow signs. Detour map
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

Nisswa

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

Jenkins

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.

Cost

Prime Contractor

  • Mathiowetz Construction

Schedule

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