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Highway 371/Nisswa Avenue lane closures scheduled Sept. 16

Motorists traveling through Nisswa will encounter flaggers, stop-and-go traffic and delays as Highway 371 and Nisswa Avenue are intermittently reduced to a single lane beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16.

The closures will be complete by 8 p.m. the same day.

Flaggers will allow one-way, alternating traffic through the work zone and will control traffic on Highway 371 and Nisswa Avenue.

Motorists will also encounter a steep, 4-inch high ramp on Nisswa Avenue while work is under way. Drivers must drive slowly and use caution when navigating this temporary ramp, and those with low-riding vehicles or trailers should consider using alternate routes.

Drivers should slow down and prepare to stop as they approach the work zone, and must obey flaggers and other traffic control officials within each work zone.

The closures are needed as part of the Highway 371 reconstruction project in Nisswa. When complete, the project will improve motorist and pedestrian safety and mobility, reconstruct four lanes of Highway 371, improve turn lanes and provide a new Crow Wing County Road 18 connection. The project also adds a new pedestrian tunnel, improves local roads and utilities and creates better access to the Paul Bunyan Trail.

For more information on the project or to subscribe to the project’s email updates, visit

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.