Speed limit increases to 60 mph on Highway 371 between Nisswa and Cass Lake
The speed limits on Highway 371, from Nisswa to Cass Lake, will increase from 55 to 60 miles per hour according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The new speed limit takes effect when the new signs are posted.
Speed limits lower than 55 miles per hour along Highway 371 will remain unchanged.
The speed increases are based on a traffic and engineering study of each location, which looks at past crash rates, physical attributes of the highway (such as shoulder widths and access points), and an analysis of current driving speeds.
In 2014, the Minnesota Legislature directed MnDOT to evaluate its two-lane, two-way 55 mph highways to determine whether speed limits could be reasonably and safely increased. The statewide study will end in 2019.