Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Sept. 12, 2019

Open house set for future Highway 371 Brainerd Lakes Area access improvement plans in Baxter on Sept. 24

BAXTER, Minn. — All who travel on Highway 371 in Crow Wing County are invited to attend an open house about a road project that will improve access and safety at three intersections along a busy stretch of Highway 371 in the northern Brainerd Lakes Area in 2022.

An open house for the future Highway 371 access improvement project will be held 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Minnesota Department of Transportation Office, 7694 Industrial Park Road, in Baxter. A presentation on the project begins at 5:30 p.m. Attendees will also have an opportunity to view layouts, ask questions and take home information.

The estimated $6 million project will use Reduced Conflict Intersections (RCI’s) at Gull Lake Dam Road/County Road 125, Birchdale Road (Brainerd International Raceway entrance) and Green Gables Road/County Road 126. RCI’s, also known as J-Turns, are intersections that decrease fatalities and injuries caused by broadside crashes on four-lane divided highways.

For more details, visit the project website at mndot.gov/d3/projects/rci/h371 or contact Luke Wehseler, Project Manager, at 218-828-5721 or luke.wehseler@state.mn.us.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota), 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). You also may send an email to ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us. Please request at least one week in advance, if possible.

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