Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Business Hwy 371—Barrows to Brainerd

Crow Wing County

Roadwork, detour

MnDOT will improve four miles of Business Hwy 371 between 70th Ave. in Barrows and Joseph St. in Brainerd, Crow Wing County. Project requires two detours.

Brainerd: May 23 to late July

Hwy 371B roadwork in 2022 map
Road closes Joseph St. to Buffalo Hills Ln./Industrial Park Rd.

Business Hwy 371/South Sixth St. will close to ALL TRAFFIC and detour between Joseph St. and Industrial Park Rd./Buffalo Hills Ln. in Brainerd.

Here's what to expect:

  • Signed detour along Willow St., 13th Ave and Industrial Park Rd. Detour map, PDF
  • Intersection at Industrial Park Rd./Buffalo Hills Ln. is a temporary all-way stop until fall
  • Frontage road and side street access open to/from Industrial Park Rd. and Buffalo Hills Ln. (Brainerd Medical Clinic). Consider contacting your destination for best access option.
  • For the safety of Brainerd residents, please refrain from using neighborhood.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Resurface road (mill and overlay) between 70th Ave. and Greenwood St. (2.5 miles)
  • Reconstruct road between Greenwood St. and Joseph St. (1.5 miles)
    • Replace city storm sewer and curb/gutters
  • Improve pedestrian and motorist access
    • Install center left-turn lanes at the intersections of:
      • 70th Ave.
      • St. Mathias Rd./Co. Rd. 21
      • Greenwood St.
    • Upgrade the signal system at Buffalo Hills Ln. and Industrial Park Rd.
    • Add pedestrian sidewalks and approaches between Industrial Park Rd. and Joseph St.
Hwy 371B roadwork in 2022 map
2022 Roadwork on Business Hwy 371 Barrows to Brainerd. Click map for PDF

Traffic plans

Mid-May through October 2022

Traffic plan map, PDF


  • Mid-May to late July: Business Hwy 371 will close first between Joseph St. and Buffalo Hills Ln./Industrial Park Rd in Brainerd. Detour uses Willow St., 13th Ave. and Industrial Park Rd. Access will be maintained to area residents, businesses and healthcare clinics. This segment will be open in time for Crow Wing County Fair. Detour in Brainerd map, PDF
  • Late July to September: Business Hwy 371 will close from Buffalo Hills Ln./Industrial Park Rd. to just south of Greenwood St. Detour uses Hwy 371 to Baxter, Hwy 210/Washington St. back to Business Hwy 371/S Sixth St.

Brainerd to Barrows

  • September: Motorists to encounter periodic stops with alternate one-way traffic on Business Hwy 371 from Greenwood St. to 70th Ave.
    • Note: Dates of when this work will occur after July yet to be determined.
  • Full duration of this project: Hwy 371 intersection at Buffalo Hills Ln. and Industrial Park Rd. to be an all-way stop for the full duration of this project. Motorists to encounter periodic lane closures, shoulder closures and crews working along the entire project.

Pedestrians: Sidewalk closures and detours

Information is subject to change