Motorists who drive on Highway 371 between Nisswa and Brainerd could experience delays as crews are undertaking a micro-surface project along nine miles of the highway. Work was to start earlier this week.

There will be alternate lane closures in both directions of Highway 371 between Crow Wing County Highways 77/49 in Brainerd and Smiley Road in Nisswa for the duration of the project, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reported.

Crews will work Monday through Saturday, on good weather days, from sunrise to sunset. All lanes will be open by Sept. 30. Micro-surface helps extend the life of the road and provide a smoother ride.

Motorists are asked to drive with caution through the work zone and watch for workers, traffic control and equipment.