Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 371 four lane expansion

Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins

Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins


Please pay attention when navigating through the area and expect changes on Highway 371 through Nisswa, Pequot Lakes and Jenkins. Watch for turning traffic in front of you. Some new accesses are open, some are closed. Use the new Hwy 371/CR 11 interchange to access downtown Pequot Lakes.

  • Access closure scheduled for Monday, July 24 in Pequot Lakes
    Crow Wing County Road 17 is scheduled to close at old Hwy 371 (North Patriot Ave) in Pequot Lakes on Monday, July 24, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Motorists to use 9th Ave SW/Myers Rd to Jenkins, and Hwy 371/CR 11 or Hwy 371/CR 112 to Pequot Lakes. The closure is needed to install a culvert below the roadway.
  • Latest project update
  • CURRENT project map

Current traffic impacts

New lanes are open on Hwy 371 between Jenkins and CR 11 in Pequot Lakes. Watch the latest drone footage

Highway 371

Nisswa to south Pequot Lakes

  • Open to two-way traffic with shoulder closures, lane shifts between CR 168/107 in Pequot Lakes and CR 18 in Nisswa. CURRENT map

Jenkins to south Pequot Lakes

  • Open on new lanes between CR 168/107 in Pequot Lakes and CR 16 in Jenkins. Motorist will continue to encounter single lane closures as old roadway connections are removed and accesses are completed. CURRENT map

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 - Closed to boat traffic to install culvert. Please stay out of closed work areas.
  • West Twin Lake Dr access - Use CR 29, some gravel surfaces
  • Edna Lake Rd - Use CR 29, some gravel surfaces
  • Lower Cullen Rd access closed - Use Roy Lake Rd
  • Wilderness Rd/CR 107 access to closed - Use north CR 107 access
First Cullen Brook box culvert section delivered and set into place June 5, 2017. Photo by Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz See more photos

Pequot Lakes

  • CR 107/168 and County Rd 112 intersections fully open on new Hwy 371. How to drive reduced conflict intersections
  • CR 11/Hwy 371 interchange fully open, includes access ramps - Slow down and yeild to other motorists when navigating through tear drop roundabouts
  • North Pequot on Patriot Avenue (old Hwy 371) closed north of CR 17. Use Hwy 371/CR 11 interchange. Some gravel road surface at/near CR 17 as old connections are reconstructed
  • South Pequot on Patriot Ave (old Hwy 371) closed to through traffic between CR 168 and Chamber Ln. Use Hwy 371/CR 11 interchange
  • CR 168 - Access open use, new CR 168/CR 107 intersection. Some gravel road surface on CR 168 as new hook-up roads are constructed


  • CR 16/Myers Road/Hwy371 - Open, signal operational
  • Some shoulder/side road connection work with lane closures
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