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Hwy 65/169th Avenue NE intersection safety improvement project begins June 4
Local access at 169th Avenue in Ham Lake will be restricted during construction
ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will experience delays on Hwy 65 at 169th Avenue NE in Ham Lake as a project to convert the existing intersection to a ‘reduced conflict intersection’ (RCI) begins Monday, June 4.
During the first stage of the project Hwy 65 traffic will be shifted to the outside lanes/shoulders as crews work on median reconstruction. During the second stage of the project Hwy 65 traffic will be shifted to the inside lanes/shoulders as crews work on the outside shoulders. Some non-rush hour lane closures on Hwy 65 also may occur. Access from Hwy 65 to 169th Avenue NE will be restricted throughout construction, and detours will be posted:
- Westbound 169th Avenue NE: Westbound Constance Boulevard/County Road 60 to northbound University Avenue NE to eastbound Crosstown Boulevard NW/County Road 18 to southbound Hwy 65 to westbound Flamingo Drive/169th Avenue NE
- Eastbound 169th Avenue NE: Eastbound Crosstown Boulevard NW/County Road 18 to southbound Xylite Street NE to eastbound 169th Avenue NE
The project will convert the current median crossover at the Hwy 65/169th Avenue NE intersection to a RCI intersection, which maintains all movements at the intersection via median opens on Hwy 65 just to the north/south of 169th Avenue NE. This removes the need for motorists to cross all four lanes of high-speed traffic or make left turns across oncoming traffic, improving safety at the intersection. The entire project is expected to be completed by early August.
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