The Minnesota Department of Transportation cautioned motorists to watch for workers, heavy moving equipment and segments of lane closures on Business 371/South Sixth Street, as crews complete last year's reconstruction project between Highway 210/Washington Street and Joseph Street.

Those navigating the area can expect periodic lane closures during daylight hours on good weather days until complete. MnDOT advised motorists to be alert for lane shifts, slow or stopped traffic and flaggers controlling traffic through the area. Pedestrians should follow signs, as sidewalks may periodically be closed as well.

Crews will install permanent road markings, establish turf, pave sidewalks and complete other tasks.

The entire $5.7 million project will be complete in mid-June and will have reconstructed and redesigned the road, upgraded city of Brainerd underground utilities and infrastructure, improved pedestrian sidewalks and accesses, upgraded signal systems and replaced road signs.

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