Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 371 four lane expansion

Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins

Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins

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Traffic Impacts

Drivers—please don't gawk

The landscape is rapidly changing along Hwy 371 and CR 11, for your safety and ours, please don't suddenly slow down or stop to gawk when driving through the area.

Hwy 371 is open to traffic

  • Shoulder closures in Nisswa and Pequot Lakes
  • Temporary traffic signal at Hwy 371/Derksen Rd in Pequot Lakes
  • Be alert to moving equipment entering or exiting work areas

Detour sign - CR 11 detoured in Pequot LakesAccess closures

  • CR 11 detoured in Pequot Lakes May 20 to Fall 2016
    • Temporary traffic signal installed at Hwy 371/Derksen Rd
    • Watch for Paul Bunyan Trail users crossing Derksen Rd
    • Royce St closed at Hwy 371. Use Pillsbury St
    • News release (May 25, 2016)
  • Wilderness Rd closed at Hwy 371 in Pequot Lakes until Sept. Use CR 107
  • Evergreen Pt closed at CR 107. Use Hwy 371
  • Upcoming: CR 112 to close in Pequot Lakes mid-June to Fall 2016. Detour plan

Business accesses are open

State Trail users

Paul Bunyan trail is open. However, trail users should be alert to crews working in areas and side temporary reroutes along existing trail.

Tree removal on Feb. 26, 2016
Building up the roadbed using wood chips.
Photo by Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz


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

*Information subject to change

Summary of work

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

Project map - click for pdf versionNisswa

  • 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.

Contract award

Mathiowetz Construction was awarded the design-build contract on Nov. 30, 2015, for $49.858,419. News release


Web pg: J Seelen