Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 4, 2014

Orange barrels on a highway

Hwy 65 road resurfacing work begins June 11

Northbound Hwy 65 will remain open during the initial weeks of the project

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will experience lane closures and delays on Hwy 65 in Fridley and Spring Lake Park as crews begin resurfacing the Hwy.

Before morning rush hour on Wednesday, June 11, southbound Hwy 65 between County Road 10 and Medtronic Parkway will close. Northbound Hwy 65 will remain open during the initial weeks of the project.

Motorists can bypass the work zone by following the posted detour of Hwy 10, Interstate 35W, and I‐694.

Access to local businesses and residences will remain open throughout the project. Motorists should follow the posted business access route to access local businesses in the construction zone.

In addition to road resurfacing, the project includes updating pedestrian crossings to meet modern accessibility standards, enhancing safety features at bus stops and pedestrian connections, and repairing drainage structures.

Construction is expected to be complete by fall 2014, weather permitting.

The $9.3 million resurfacing and improvement project will provide a smoother, safer, long-lasting road with better pedestrian accessibility and improved drainage capabilities. Performing periodic pavement repairs at the appropriate times can greatly increase a road’s lifespan.

The project helps ensure MnDOT’s transportation system will continue to serve the state for many years.

For more information about the project, visit mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy65springlake/

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