Projects in Planning - Future Construction Projects

Cuyuna Lakes State Trail Brainerd Segment | Improvement 19-02

Connection and designation of the Cuyuna Lakes State Trail in Brainerd from 28th Street SE to a connection to the Buffalo Hills Trail at Norwood Street.


The City of Brainerd has been appropriated $1,100,000 for the connection of the Cuyuna Lakes State Trail in Brainerd through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  This money was appropriated in 2014 for construction of the trail in Deerwood.  The left over funds were re-appropriated to the City for the trail connection in Brainerd.  It is anticipated after this connection is constructed, the City of Brainerd will enter into a Joint Powers Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for designation of this segment and other existing trails in Brainerd as the Cuyuna Lakes State Trail.  The City has contracted with Short Elliot Hendrickson, Inc. for design and construction engineering services on this proposed trail segment.

S 6th Street (Hwy 371B) & Willow Street Roundabout Project

This project is aimed to reconfigure the intersection of S. 6th Street (MN Highway 371B) and Willow Street from a two-way stop-controlled intersection into a roundabout intersection.


This intersection has previously and continues to be a safety concern due to the large amount of crashes (including severe crashes) that have occurred over the previous several years. This intersection also acts as a barrier for pedestrian crossing due to the amount of traffic that is encountered at the intersection. The City of Brainerd was awarded a Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) grant to construct a roundabout at this intersection to improve vehicle and pedestrian safety and improve the overall efficiency for traffic flow.

Request for Proposals

The City of Brainerd is requesting proposals for preliminary, design and construction engineering services including project design and development, preparation of plans and specifications, and construction/observation/testing for the TH 371B/Willow Street Roundabout Project. Below is a link to the released Request for Proposals (RFP). Submittals are due on Wednesday, May 24th, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. No late submissions will be accepted.

Request for Proposals - TH 371B/Willow Street Roundabout Project

Addendum 1 to the above Request for Proposals issued on 5/8/2023. Click Here for the Addendum 1 document.

Any questions can be directed to Jessie Dehn, City Engineer/Public Works Director at Addendums to the RFP will be posted below. No answers will be issued after Tuesday, May 9th at 4:30 p.m.

Hwy 210 Corridor Study | City Improvement 19-15 | Planned 2026-27

The City is working with MnDOT on a corridor study on Washington Street (Highway 210) from Baxter Drive to Pine Shores Road.  The road construction planned for 2022-27 consists of a full reconstruction of Washington Street (Highway 210) including new curb and gutter, watermain, medians, turn lanes, signals, lighting, intersection controls, aesthetic treatments, and sidewalk widening/ADA upgrades.  

For more information on this project, please visit MnDOT's website here:

Hwy 210 Final Layout DRAFT (PDF, 20mb)

Hwy 210 Cost Participation Layout DRAFT (PDF, 10mb)