Crow Wing County to begin roadway improvement projects

The 2020 to 2024 Highway Improvement Plan was adopted by the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners on April 14, 2020. The purpose of the plan is to provide information to the public regarding future road improvements.

Crow Wing County 2020-2024 highway improvement plan, indicating the roads scheduled for improvements by year. The roads highlighted in orange are scheduled for work this year.

The Crow Wing County Highway Department scheduled about $12 million worth of roadway improvements for 2021.

A brief summary, by category, is listed below and includes county highways and roads, and improvements to Unorganized Territory town roads in the First Assessment District:


  • County Highway 13 from Highway 371 to County Road 137: Complete roadway reconstruction with detour route.

Resurfacing or rehabilitation

  • County Highway 1 from Highway 6 to the east county line.

  • County Highway 15 from Highway 371 to County Highway 1: Temporary detour during bridge improvements.

  • County Highway 24 from County Highway 23 to County Highway 8.
  • County Highway 43 from Highway 84 to County Highway 56: Joint project with Cass County.
  • County Road 107 from Highway 371 South to Highway 371 North.

  • County Road 109 from County Highway 3 to County Highway 19.

  • County Road 128 from Highway 210 to County Highway 59.

  • First Assessment District roads: Ahrens Hill Road, Miles Circle, Garrett Lane, Ponds Edge Trail and Woida Road.

Other projects:


  • County Highway 23 bridge replacement at the Nokasippi River crossing: Road closed during construction.

  • Annual pavement markings: Countywide striping of roadways.

  • Annual seal coat program: Surface treatments to selected county and First Assessment District roadways.

The starting date for the majority of the projects is dictated by spring weather conditions and contractor schedules.
Visit the county’s website at or call the county highway department at 218-824-1110 for more information.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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