Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 371 four lane expansion

Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins

Project photos

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Oct. 18, 2017 - Lakes Area community residents, businesses and elected officials, gathered together for a Highway 371 'All Roads Open' Celebration and ribbon cutting event at Pequot Lakes Supervalu. By Jenny Seelen, MnDOT


Oct. 18, 2017 - Lakes Area community residents, businesses and elected officials, gathered together for a Highway 371 'All Roads Open' Celebration and ribbon cutting event at Pequot Lakes Supervalu. By Jenny Seelen, MnDOT


Oct. 18, 2017 - Lakes Area community residents, businesses and elected officials, gathered together for a Highway 371 'All Roads Open' Celebration and ribbon cutting event at Pequot Lakes Supervalu. By Jenny Seelen, MnDOT


Sept. 27, 2017 - New roadway connection at CR 17/Patriot Road in north Pequot Lakes. By Jenny Seelen, MnDOT


Sept. 27, 2017 - New Hwy 371 four lane in south Pequot Lakes. By Jenny Seelen, MnDOT


Sept. 27, 2017 - New RCI connection south Pequot Lakes.
By Jenny Seelen, MnDOT


June 2017 - New MnDOT dual wing (batwing) plow purchased to maintain the new four lane between Nisswa and Jenkins. The plow is maintained by the Pine River Truck Station crew. A batwing plow allows the plow operator to use either side wing to plow the right, or the left side of the roadway. By Jenny Seelen, MnDOT


June 2017 - First three-sided box culvert section delivered and set into place at Cullen Brook (northbound bridge). Photo by Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz


June 2017 - All sections delivered and set into place at Cullen Brook (future northbound bridge). Photo by Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz


June 2017 - Looking through the future Hwy 371 northbound culvert bridge at Cullen Brook. Photo by Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz


May 2017 - New Pequot Lakes ornamental sign installed along Highway 371 near CR 11 interchange. By Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz Construction


May 2017 - Median storm sewer installation south of Derkson Rd in Pequot Lakes. By Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz Construction


May 2017 - Work at the CR 16/Myers Rd/Hwy 371 intersection. Looking south at the future northbound lanes and CR 16. By Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz Construction


May 2017 - Crews remove the old culvert at Cullen Brook and prepare for the new structure. By Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz Construction


April 2017 - Road signs installed along future four lane. By Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz Construction


October 2016 - CR 11 opens to traffic over future Hwy 371 in Pequot Lakes on Oct. 28. Photo by Jenny Seelen, MnDOT


October 2016 - CR 11 opens to traffic in Pequot Lakes on Oct. 28. CR 11 through traffic uses the two oblong roundabouts before-and-after the bridge. Please slow down when approaching and driving through the roundabouts. The ramps to future Hwy 371 are closed until summer of 2017. Photo by Jenny Seelen, MnDOT


October 2016 - Crews pave CR 11 ramps and roundabout in Pequot Lakes. Photo by Jenny Seelen, MnDOT


October 2016 - Paul Bunyan Trail bridge is completed, and will keep it's natural unfinished rustic appearance, which will darken over time. Photo by Jenny Seelen, MnDOT


October 2016 - View of the wetland from the Paul Bunyan Trail bridge in Nisswa. Photo by Jenny Seelen, MnDOT


October 2016 - Work on the CR 11 bridge in Pequot Lakes. Photo by Jenny Seelen, MnDOT


September 2016 - Crews pump-in concrete to form the CR 11 bridge deck. Photo by Matt Indihar, MnDOTCrews pave the CR 11 in Pequot Lakes, which is slated to open to traffic Friday, Oct. 28.


September 2016 - Reinforcement rebar is installed for concrete deck pouring at the CR 11 bridge. Photo by Matt Indihar, MnDOT


September 2016 - Crews pour the concrete deck surface for the new trail bridge, located south of Wilderness Rd in Pequot Lakes on Sept. 19. The entire new trail and trail bridges to open by noon Friday, Sept. 23. Photo by Matt Indihar, MnDOT


September 2016 - Bridge truss sections are delivered and unloaded for the future Paul Bunyan trail bridge south of Wilderness Rd. Photo by Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz


August 2016 - Prefabricated concrete beams are delivered and set for the future CR 11 bridge over Hwy 371 in Pequot Lakes. By Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz


August 2016 - Wide angle perspective of the CR 11/Hwy 371 interchange work site in Pequot Lakes; crews deliver and place bridge beams. By Matt Indihar, MnDOT

Bridge beams delivered, installed at CR 11/Hwy371 interchange Aug. 26
August 2016 - Prefabricated concrete beams are delivered and set for the future CR 11 bridge over Hwy 371 in Pequot Lakes. By Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz

Concrete pouring at future CR 11 interchange
July 2016 - Concrete pouring of the CR 11/Hwy 371 interchanges abutement and piers in Pequot Lakes. By Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz Construction

Concrete mixer, delivery
July 2016 - Find the bobber? Concrete materials delivered at future CR 11 bridge in Pequot Lakes. By Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz Construction

Hauling materials
July 2016 - Hauling materials. By Jenny Seelen

Future Paul Bunyan Trail bridge deck over Hwy 371 in Pequot Lakes.
July 2016 - Future Paul Bunyan Trail bridge deck over Hwy 371 in Pequot Lakes. By Jenny Seelen

July 2016 - Hauling materials.
July 2016 - Hauling materials. By Jenny Seelen

Hauling materials.
July 2016 - Hauling materials. By Jenny Seelen

Trail bridge deck forming.
July 2016 - Trail bridge deck forming. By Jenny Seelen

Pushing materials with dozer.
July 2016 - Pushing materials with dozer. By Jenny Seelen

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Scooping materials
July 2016 - Scooping materials. By Jenny Seelen

Earth moving equipment.
July 2016 - Earth moving. By Jenny Seelen

June 2016 - wick drainage installation at Cullen Brook, Nisswa
June 2016 - Wick drainage installation at Cullen Brook. By Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz Construction

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June 2016 - Grading
June 2016 - Grading. By Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz Construction

June 2016 - Birdseye view at CR 11 and Hwy 371.
June 2016 - Birdseye view at CR 11 and Hwy 371. By Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz Construction

Drilling wick material below the ground surface at Cullen Brook.
June 2016 - Drilling wick material below the ground surface at Cullen Brook. By Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz Construction

Future Hwy 371 north of CR 117.
June 2016 - Future Hwy 371 north of CR 117. By Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz Construction

May 2016 - Building up road.
May 2016 - Building up road. By Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz Construction

 

April 2016- Hwy 371 road sign in Pequot Lakes
April 2016- Hwy 371 road sign in Pequot Lakes. By Jenny Seelen

Groundbreaking ceremony in Pequot Lakes
April 15, 2016 - Commissioner Charlie Zelle, along with local leaders, shovel dirt at groundbreaking ceremony in Pequot Lakes. By Jenny Seelen

Groundbreaking ceremony in Pequot Lakes
April 15, 2016- MnDOT Project Development Engineer Jim Hallgren, Crow Wing County Engineer Tim Bray, Pequot Lakes Mayor David Sjoblad, MnDOT 3A Resident Construction Engineer and Project Manager Tony Hughes at ground breaking ceremony in Pequot Lakes. By Jenny Seelen

Groundbreaking ceremony in Pequot Lakes
April 15, 2016 - Lakes Proud - Pequot Lakes is OPEN for BUSINESS during construction! Brainerd Lakes Chambers of Commerce at Groundbreaking Ceremony in Pequot Lakes. By Jenny Seelen

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Project photos

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Oct. 6, 2017 - Crews complete final pavement markings on Hwy 371 at Cullen Brook area in Nisswa Oct. 6.
By Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz


Oct. 6, 2017 - All lanes open in Nisswa.
By Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz


Sept. 27, 2017 - Crews complete median work near CR 29/107 at West Twin Lake.
By Jenny Seelen, MnDOT


Sept. 27, 2017 - New Paul Bunyan State Bridge.
By Jenny Seelen, MnDOT


August 2016 - Two cranes set a prefabricated concrete bridge beam on the CR 11 bridge in Pequot Lakes. By Matt Indihar, MnDOT

Crews pour the concrete Paul Bunayn Trail bridge deck surface in Pequot Lakes.
Aug 2016 - Crews pour the future Paul Bunyan Trail bridge deck in Pequot Lakes. By Matt Indihar


July 2016 - Future Paul Bunyan Trail bridge in Pequot Lakes. By Jenny Seelen

Trail bridge over future lanes of Hwy 371 in Pequot Lakes.
July 2016 - Trail bridge over future lanes of Hwy 371 in Pequot Lakes. By Jenny Seelen


June 2016 - Seeding along new trail segment. By Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz Construction

Excavating materials.
July 2016 - Excavating materials. By Jenny Seelen


May 2016 - Excavating. By Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz Construction

May 2016 - Building up road.
May 2016 - Building up road. By Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz Construction


May 2016 - Building road. By Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz Construction


April 15, 2016 - Mathiowetz Design-Build Team at Groundbreaking Ceremony in Pequot Lakes. By Jenny Seelen

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April 15, 2016 - Commissioner Charlie Zelle, along with local leaders, spoke at groundbreaking ceremony in Pequot Lakes. By JP Gillach


April 2016- Hwy 371 project graphic by Jenny Seelen

Placing woodchips along Cullen Brook in north Nisswa
April 2016 - Placing woodchips along Cullen Brook in north Nisswa. By Randy Shoen, Mathiowetz Construction

Tree Clearing along Hwy 371
Feb 2016 - Tree clearing. By Matt Indihar

Tree Clearing along Hwy 371
Feb 2016 - Tree clearing. By Matt Indihar

Tree Clearing along Hwy 371
Feb 2016 - Tree clearing. By Matt Indihar

Tree Clearing along Hwy 371
Feb 2016 - Tree clearing. By Matt Indihar

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2015

Drilling soil samples for testing
Dec 2015 - Work began by crews boring soil samples for testing. By Marty Wagner

Drilling soil samples for testing
Dec 2015 - Testing soils. By Marty Wagner