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Sept. 25, 2019

MnDOT looking for community feedback as part of Highway 371 study in Hackensack

Visit our booth at the 2019 Hackensack Chainsaw Event

BEMIDJI, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Transportation is looking for community feedback as part of a Highway 371 study in Hackensack. The study seeks to reflect the current and future transportation needs of Highway 371 between County Road 40 and County Road 5. Residents, business owners and motorists are encouraged to visit the MnDOT vendor booth at this weekend’s Hackensack Chainsaw Event.

The goals of the study are to:

  • Improve the safety of Highway 371 for residents, businesses, motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Improve the safety of the County Road 5 intersection
  • Effectively reduce motorist speeds
  • Improve sidewalk and pedestrian facilities
  • Improve underground utilities and drainage

The public is encouraged to stop by our booth at the 2019 Hackensack Chainsaw Event on Friday, Sept. 27 or Saturday, Sept. 28. Community members will be able to review a map of the project and provide input that will help shape the vision for the corridor. Among the concerns under consideration are: Business access, economic vitality, aesthetics, parking, traffic safety, bicyclist safety, pedestrian safety, property impacts, and ease of traffic moving through town.

The Highway 371 project is tentatively scheduled to take place in 2023. MnDOT and its partners have committed to work with the Hackensack community to ensure that the community’s concerns and aspirations are directly reflected in the alternatives developed as part of the Highway 371 Study and to provide feedback on how the community influenced recommendations and decisions.

For more information on the transportation study please visit mndot.gov/d2/projects/hwy371-hackensack.

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