Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Updated May 11, 2017

Update: Crow Wing County Road 16 closed at Hwy 371 through May

Four-lane expansion project enters final season

BAXTER, Minn. – Motorists who travel Crow Wing County Road 16 in Jenkins will encounter a detour and delays as the road closes between Highway 371, to just east of Paul Bunyan Trail Drive on Monday, April 10.

Motorists should follow the signed detours using County Road 112 or County Road 145, or seek alternate routes. All businesses in Jenkins will remain accessible throughout the detour.

The short segment of County Road 16 is scheduled to open by the end of May or early-June.

The temporary closure is needed while crews reconstruct the Highway 371/County Road 16/Myers Road intersection, and construct a new, safer access route to the frontage road along Highway 371 in Jenkins.

The work and closures are part of the Highway 371 four-lane expansion project in Nisswa, Pequot Lakes and Jenkins. When the project is complete in 2017, motorists will see:

  • Highway 371 expanded to four lanes between Nisswa and Jenkins
  • A new Highway 371/County Road 11 interchange that provides safe and easy access to Pequot Lakes
  • A new, safer access to the Highway 371 frontage road in Jenkins
  • A new box culvert bridge spanning Cullen Brook
  • A realigned and improved Paul Bunyan Trail
  • Improvements to the local road systems in Pequot Lakes and Jenkins

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