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Highway 371 paving completed

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Paving on Highway 371 is completed, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reported. 

Crews completed paving operations late Thursday afternoon on the north end of this year’s work on the Highway 371 corridor. 

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Left-turn lanes were constructed at Upper Roy Lake Road, Crow Wing County Roads 29 and 168. The remaining driving lanes will be resurfaced as part of the corridor improvement project in 2012.    

Motorists may expect to see some remaining finishing work in the next few weeks, including shouldering, striping and sign installation. The finishing work is expected to be completed by the end of September.

Future Highway 371 Corridor improvements include an access and safety improvement project to be constructed in 2012 on Highway 371 in Nisswa.

The signalized intersection at Crow Wing County Road 18 and Highway 371 will be realigned about one-quarter-mile south. The project is a partnership with MnDOT, Crow Wing County and the city of Nisswa. Also planned for the 2012 construction season is a mill and overlay from Upper Roy Lake Road to Pine River.  

Pine River is scheduled for sidewalk installation, curb and gutter from Ridge Avenue to Jefferson Avenue on the east side of Highway 371 and new curb and gutter from Norway Avenue to Jefferson Avenue on the west side. Right-turn lanes will be added at the signalized intersections for both northbound and southbound traffic.         

The future four-lane expansion project from Nisswa to Jenkins is on schedule for 2018.    

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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