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Feb. 29, 2024

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MnDOT Community Review Panel met on Hwy 371 and Hwy 34 City of Walker Corridor Study

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Community Review Panel (CRP) for the Walker Corridor Study had its third meeting on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at the Walker Area Community Center. The CRP includes representatives from the City of Walker, Cass County, and various local community and business interests. The group met to review possible design options for each segment of the Highway 371 corridor, including downtown, Michigan Avenue to the causeway, causeway to Highway 200, and Highway 34 south of Highway 371. The meeting was well attended and concluded with a poll of which options were preferred by individual members. The public will have the opportunity to review and provide input on these options in early May.

About this project
This study will identify transportation improvements that could be implemented on Highway 371 and Highway 34 in Walker when these pavement projects occur in 2029-2030.

The project team plans to compile a survey for Hwy 371 and Hwy 34 users in early May. After the survey results are compiled, project staff will present those results to CRP members for final alternatives to be presented to the City of Walker later this summer. Once the City of Walker approves to move forward with the alternatives for each section of the corridor, MnDOT staff will begin design for the project.

To learn more about the project, visit the project website https://talk.dot.state.mn.us/hwy-371-walker , where you can sign up for email updates, review information and submit comments and questions.