Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 371 four lane expansion

Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins

Current traffic impacts

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

Highway 371

Highway 371 Single lane traffic on both directions of new roadway between CR 29/Wilderness Rd/CR 107 and CR 18 in Nisswa until Oct. 5. Current map

Jenkins and Pequot Lakes
New Highway 371 four lane open between CR 16 in Jenkins and CR 29/CR107 in Pequot Lakes, includes all three accesses into downtown Pequot

Local access

All accesses open and detours lifted. Motorists may encounter periodic short-term closures as crews complete work in Nisswa.

    Walk, run or bike the Paul Bunyan Trail to see the project's progress. The trail is open. Photo by Jenny Seelen, MnDOT

Paul Bunyan Trail

Open to trail users

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

  • COMPLETE: New CR 11 interchange with roundabouts
  • COMPLETE: New road connections at CR 168/107 and CR 112 use safer Reduced Conflict Intersections (RCI)
  • COMPLETE: Realigned Paul Bunyan Trail, includes new bridge over Hwy 371 in south Pequot Lakes


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

Paul Bunyan Trail

COMPLETE: 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

Web pg: J Seelen