Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 17, 2019

Hwy 65 at Hwy 107 near Braham reduced to single lane beginning April 29

ST CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists who travel Highway 65 at the Highway 65/Highway 107 intersection near Braham will encounter work crews, heavy equipment and potential weekend delays as Highway 65 is reduced to a single lane in each direction beginning Monday, April 29.

All lanes of Highway 65 near Braham will open in July.

The lane closures are needed while crews construct a new “continuous green T intersection” to replace the existing Highway 65/107 intersection. The new intersection design will improve traffic flow and safety at the intersection with the combination of a signal system, raised concrete medians and turn lanes that will maintain continuous flow-through traffic on southbound Highway 65, while also improving safety for motorists who make left-hand turns at the intersection.

Continuous green T intersections have been successfully installed at Highway 12/25 near Montrose, and at St. Louis County Road 4/Rice Lake Road and Airport Road in Duluth.

Construction open house set for April 25, updates available online

A construction open house for the Highway 65/107 continuous green T intersection project will be held Thursday, April 25, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Braham City Hall, 201 Broadway Ave. S. Open house attendees will be able to learn about the project’s schedule, work to be performed, traffic plans, the new intersection design and take home project information. A project layout will be on display, along with a video of a similar intersection recently constructed in Duluth. MnDOT staff will be available to answer any questions. No presentation is planned, guests are invited to arrive any time.

To get more information, view a layout of the new intersection design and watch a video of a Continuous Green T intersection in action, visit mndot.gov/d3/projects/braham/.

For updates on this and other MnDOT projects in Kanabec, Isanti and Mille Lacs counties, follow on Twitter @MnDOTCentral, and visit www.mndot.gov/d3.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

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