Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 26, 2016

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Crow Wing County Road 107 closes at Hwy 371 in Pequot Lakes; new detour route begins Sept. 30

BAXTER, Minn. — Motorists who travel Crow Wing County Road 107 in Pequot Lakes will encounter delays as the road closes at the northern Highway 371/County Road 107 junction after 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30.

The northern Highway 371/County Road 107 intersection will open by November 2016.

A signed detour will direct motorists about two miles south to the Highway 371/County Road 107/Wilderness Road intersection. Get map.

The closure is needed while crews construct the future Highway 371/County Road 107 Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI). The new RCI will reduce the risk of severe right-angle crashes, also known as T-bone crashes, at the future four-lane Highway 371/County Road 107 intersection.

The closure and Reduced Conflict Intersection 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

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