HIGHWAY 371 INFORMATION, SO FAR
About 100 people attended a forum last week on the future of Pequot Lakes portion of Highway 371. The forum was sponsored by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber and held at the Pequot Lakes High School. Minnesota Department of Transportation engineer Tim Bray told the Brainerd Dispatch that the project has been in the works for 5 years and this is the last part before the council votes. The council has passed resolutions supporting both a through-town and around-town route. Bray said this has been a challenging project for him. He said he thinks a lot of people in Pequot Lakes just want a decision. The city council could consider a municipal consent resolution in December. Construction is scheduled to start 8 or 9 years from now.