Crews will return to complete work and motorists may encounter periodic lane closures and minor delays as crews pave the west frontage road, establish turf and complete any other remaining tasks along Hwy 371.
2022 mainline work is complete and all lanes and accesses are open. Crews have installed new J-turn accesses, paved work areas, extended east/west frontage roads, and updated drainage.
About this project
MnDOT reconstructed and improved access and safety along this busy stretch of Hwy 371 from south of Gull Lake Dam Rd. to north of Green Gables Rd., east of Gull Lake, Brainerd.
Summary of work
Constructed three new J-turns, also known as reduced conflict intersections, at:
Gull Lake Dam Rd. (Co. Rd. 125)
Birchdale Rd. (Brainerd International Raceway entrance)
Green Gables Rd. (Co. Rd. 126)
Resurfaced work areas with new asphalt, includes shoulders, turn-lanes and adjacent connections
Replaced underground pipes and repaired ditch drainage
Extended and reconstructed the east frontage road to connect Birchdale Rd. and Gull Lake Dam Rd.
Extended and reconstructed the west frontage road to connect Gull Lake Dam Rd. to north of Susanville Dr. NW (old drive-in movie entrance)