Highway 61 Visioning Study

  1. Project Overview
  2. Project Materials
  3. Public Involvement

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.

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  • 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

TH 61 Visioning Study Schedule

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