Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 371 four lane expansion

Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins

Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins


Feel the WOW of fall!New Paul Bunyan Trail and bridges are open to trail users in south Pequot Lakes. Please be safe and stay on marked trail, some areas still gravel, watch for signs. Enjoy!

CR 107 detour switches Sept. 30 - Hwy 371 access to close at north CR 107 and to open at Wilderness Rd (south CR 107) Sept. 30. Detour also reverses. Local residents to use detour to Wilderness Rd for Hwy 371 access. Get detour map.

Highway 371

  • Open to traffic with shoulder closures
  • Temporary traffic signal at Hwy 371/Derksen Rd in Pequot Lakes
  • Be alert to slow moving equipment entering or exiting areas, including recreational vehicles---RV's, trailers, campers
  • Map of 2016 work to be completed
  • Summary of work
The new trail bridge is open to trail users south of Wilderness Rd in Pequot Lakes. Photo by Matt Indihar, MnDOT

Paul Bunyan Trail

Open to trail users with some gravel spots

Local access, detours


  • Lower Cullen Rd closed at Hwy 371. Use Roy Lake Rd
  • Nisswa Ave closed east of Hwy 371. Use CR 18 and Smiley Rd

Pequot Lakes

  • CR 11 closed east of Gravdal Dr in Pequot Lakes until early-November. Use detour
    • Temporary traffic signal at Hwy 371/Derksen Rd
    • Royce St access closed at Hwy 371/Derksen Rd. Use Pillsbury St
  • CR 112 closed south of Akerson Rd. Use detour
  • CR 107 access and detour switches Sept. 30, follow signs
    • CR 107 to close at CR 168/Hwy 371 on Sept. 30. Use Wilderness Rd
    • Wilderness Rd closed at Hwy 371 until Sept. 30. Use CR 107
    • Olson Rd closed to Hwy 371 east of work area, follow signs along CR 107
  • Pow Wow Point Rd area to Hwy 371 - Use temp gravel road


  • Myers Road closed at the Hwy 371/CR 16 intersection. Use 9th Ave SW and CR 17

Lakes Area is Open for Business

  • Access to businesses are maintained and open
Concrete pouring at future CR 11 interchange in Pequot Lakes.
Concrete pouring at the future CR 11 interchange in Pequot Lakes. Photo by Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz

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. Get 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 was awarded the design-build contract on Nov. 30, 2015. News release
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


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

Web pg: J Seelen