Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 371 Study

Hackensack

Corridor study - Hackensack

Map of corridor study project limits
Hwy 371 Corridor Study- project limits

About the study

This study is looking to reflect the current and future transportation needs of Highway 371 between County Road 40 and County Road 5 in Hackensack. Construction isn’t scheduled to take place until 2023.

Go to the About page for more details. You can also see all of the project materials and maps in the Resources section.

Project Update

Over the past few months our project team has been regularly meeting with a Stakeholder Advisory Committee to help shape a community vision for the Highway 371 corridor, and to provide input on design alternatives that best meet that vision’s needs. The committee is also helping to identify issues in the community and act as ambassadors for sharing information about the project to encourage participation.

Additional engagement also occurred this summer and fall at community events held in Hackensack. The corridor vision that is created is important because it will help guide the future design for the project. Our project team will continue engaging the community all throughout the different stages of the project.

Corridor design

Three alternatives were under consideration:

  • 3-lane section (center turn lane) with parallel parking on both sides
  • 2-lane section with parallel parking and wider boulevard/sidewalks
  • 2-lane section with angled parking

Using the conclusions from the Stakeholder Advisory Committee along with additional input provided by community members, the 3-lane section was selected for further review and development.
The concept includes one lane in each direction, a center turn lane, sidewalks, and parallel parking on both sides of the street throughout the downtown area. It would enhance mobility and safety for all users, while also staying within the existing MnDOT right-of-way.

A roundabout is under consideration for the intersection of Highway 371 and County Road 5.

Stakeholder Advisory Committee

MnDOT is working directly with a panel of community members to develop this project. Click on the About tab to learn more about the committee and this process. Materials from each of the committee meetings are available under the Resources tab.

Partnership

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.