Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 25, 2016

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Crow Wing County Road 11 now closed as work begins on new Highway 371 interchange in Pequot Lakes

Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point detour uses temporary signal at Derksen Road

BAXTER, Minn. — Motorists may encounter delays as a short segment of Crow Wing County Road 11, just east of Gravdahl Drive, is closed while crews construct portions of the new Highway 371/County Road 11 interchange in Pequot Lakes.

The road was closed May 21, and will open by Nov. 1, 2016. A 1.5-mile detour directs motorists to Pequot Lakes or Breezy Point using segments of newly constructed roadway and a temporary signal system at Highway 371/Derksen Road. Detour map (PDF)

All Pequot Lakes businesses will remain accessible throughout the detour.

The closure and new Highway 371/County Road 11 interchange in Pequot Lakes are part of the Highway 371 four-lane expansion project in Nisswa, Pequot Lakes and Jenkins.

When complete in 2017, the project will:

  • Expand Highway 371 to four lanes between Nisswa and Jenkins
  • Construct a new Highway 371/County Road 11 interchange that provides safe and easy access to Pequot Lakes
  • Construct a new box culvert bridge spanning Cullen Brook
  • Realign and improve the Paul Bunyan Trail
  • Make improvements to the local road systems in Pequot Lakes and Jenkins

Stay connected with the project

To view a map of other major weekend traffic changes in Greater Minnesota, visit mndot.gov/statewidetrafficimpacts/. The online map is updated Thursday afternoons. 

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

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