Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

March 19, 2018

REMINDER: Open house this Tuesday, March 20, for Highway 371B/South Sixth Street construction project in Brainerd

Work, detours begin in mid-April

BAXTER, Minn. – The public is invited to attend an informational open house for the Business Highway 371/South Sixth Street construction project that begins mid-April between Highway 210/Washington Street and Joseph Street in Brainerd.

The open house will be held Tuesday, March 20, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, in the lower level fellowship hall, 1420 S 6th St, Brainerd. A short presentation to begin at 5:45 p.m.

Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the project’s work details, planned traffic changes and detour routes, view large layouts and speak with project staff.

Tom’s Backhoe Service of Brainerd is the contractor for the $5.7 million project. When complete in October 2018, the project will:

  • Reconstruct and redesign the road, intersections and driveway entrances
  • Upgrade city utilities, including water and sewer systems
  • Improve pedestrian accessibility, including wider sidewalks
  • Upgrade signal systems
  • Install new road signs and overhead LED street lights

Access to businesses and residences will be maintained during construction.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, call 651-366-4720. To request other reasonable accommodations, call 651-366-4718; the Minnesota Relay service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529 (TTY, Voice or ASCII) or 711, or email your request to adarequest.dot@state.mn.us.

Stay connected to this project

To learn more about this project or sign up for project email updates, visit mndot.gov/d3/brd/.

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

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