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Highway 371 lane shifts, closures begin May 13 in Nisswa
Temporary signal at Nisswa Avenue provides access to local businesses
BAXTER, Minn. – Motorists travelling Highway 371 in Nisswa will encounter lane shifts and short traffic interruptions on local streets beginning Monday, May 13.
Traffic changes include:
- Highway 371 in Nisswa will be reduced to a single lane in each direction as traffic is switched to the existing northbound lanes. Traffic will then switch to the new southbound lanes while the northbound lanes are reconstructed. All lanes of Highway 371 will open in fall 2013.
- Access at the Highway 371/Main Street intersection will become right-in, right-out only as the median crossover to southbound Highway is closed and the traffic signal is removed.
- A temporary traffic signal will be operational at Highway 371 and Nisswa Avenue. The signal will provide easy access to Highway 371, local businesses and the city of Nisswa, and will remain in place until the permanent signal is installed at the new Highway371/County Road 18 intersection.
These closures are needed as crews reconstruct southbound Highway 371 and begin work on a pedestrian tunnel beneath Highway 371.
When complete, the project will improve motorist and pedestrian safety and mobility, reconstruct four lanes of Highway 371, improve turn lanes and provide a new Crow Wing County Road 18 connection. The project also adds a new pedestrian tunnel, improves local roads and utilities and creates better access to the Paul Bunyan Trail.
For more information visit mndot.gov/d3/hwy371nisswa/.
For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit 511mn.org.