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Traffic switch to take place on Highway 371 in Nisswa on July 22
Use temporary traffic signal at Nisswa Avenue for city access
BAXTER, Minn. — Both directions of Highway 371 traffic in Nisswa will be shifted onto the newly constructed southbound lanes on Monday, July 22, to allow crews to reconstruct the northbound lanes.
Reduced to a single lane in each direction
Temporary traffic signal at Nisswa Avenue remains operational for full access to and from the city of Nisswa, local businesses and Highway 371
Access at Highway 371/Main Street will close permanently
Accesses at Highway 371/County Road 18 and Highway 371/Clark Lake Road will close temporarily
Speed limit is 45 mph.
Permit restrictions remain in effect at 8.5 feet wide
Local roads and accesses
Periodic road and lane closures, signed short detours or flaggers directing traffic
Access to businesses will remain open
Motorists should be alert for sudden stops and watch for workers and heavy moving equipment in the work zone.
Once 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 and traffic signal. The project also adds a new pedestrian tunnel, improves local roads and utilities and creates better access to the Paul Bunyan Trail.
The entire $7.6 million project is to be completed by November 2013. To learn more about this project, visit www.mndot.gov/d3/hwy371nisswa/.
For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.