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May 4, 2023

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Work resumes on Highway 371 east of Gull Lake, Brainerd, on May 8

BAXTER, Minn. – Brainerd Lakes travelers may encounter periodic lane closures and minor delays as work resumes on Highway 371, east of Gull Lake, on Monday, May 8, reports the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Crews will return to pave the west frontage road north of Gull Lake Dam Road, establish turf and complete any other remaining tasks along Highway 371. Work will occur on weekdays.
In 2022, three new intersections were constructed with a J-turn design at Gull Lake Dam Road (County Road 125), Birchdale Road (Brainerd International Raceway main entrance) and Green Gables Road (County Road 126). Crews also reconstructed and extended both frontage roads along Highway 371; replaced underground pipes and repaired ditch drainage; and resurfaced work areas, including shoulders and entrances.

When complete in June, the $6.8 million project will improve safety, traffic flow and local access on Highway 371.

For more information, visit the Highway 371 Brainerd project webpage.