BAXTER -- All who travel on Highway 371 in Crow Wing County are invited to attend an open house about a road project aimed at improving access and safety at three intersections along a busy stretch of Highway 371 in 2022.

An open house for the future Highway 371 access improvement project will be 5-7 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Minnesota Department of Transportation Office, 7694 Industrial Park Road, in Baxter. A presentation on the project begins at 5:30 p.m. Attendees will also have an opportunity to view layouts, ask questions and take home information.

The estimated $6 million project will use reduced conflict intersections at Gull Lake Dam Road/County Road 125, Birchdale Road (Brainerd International Raceway entrance) and Green Gables Road/County Road 126. Reduced conflict intersections, also known as J-Turns, are intersections intended to decrease fatalities and injuries caused by broadside crashes on four-lane divided highways.

For more details, visit the project website at or contact Luke Wehseler, project manager, at 218-828-5721 or

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota), 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). You also may send an email to MnDOT asks people to make those requests at least one week in advance, if possible.