Highway 61 Visioning Study
Washington County, MnDOT, and the City of Hugo are partnering on a corridor visioning study of Highway 61 through Hugo city limits. A traffic, land use, and engineering analysis along with community input will help identify the long-range vision for the corridor that will be used to define future improvements and guide a potential jurisdictional transfer of the roadway from MnDOT to Washington County.
- Define a corridor vision that supports economic growth, community investment, and long-term transportation goals while increasing safety for all users
- Evaluate access and intersection locations onto Highway 61 and recommend future improvements at key locations
- Determine right-of-way needs for the corridor based on the needs of each travel mode (e.g., cars, trucks, transit, pedestrians, bicyclists)
- Identify pedestrian and bicycle safety and connectivity improvements throughout the corridor
- Determine a financial plan and timeline for the Highway 61 jurisdictional transfer through Hugo and Forest Lake
Study Process Overview
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Washington County, in cooperation with the study partners, is leading a process to engage stakeholders and the public throughout the 2023 study process. The input received will inform the corridor vision and assist in identifying existing issues and potential future improvements.
Public involvement will be an ongoing activity involving both online resources and in-person events. This website will be periodically updated as new study information becomes available, and will provide details on upcoming and past engagement events.
Share your input!
Use this interactive comment map to view the study corridor and leave your feedback! Your comments on existing issues and how to improve the area are all valuable information as the project team moves forward in the study process.
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