Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Highway 65 safety and mobility corridor study

Ham Lake, Blaine, Spring Lake Park

About this project

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MnDOT, in partnership with Anoka County and the cities of Ham Lake, Blaine and Spring Lake Park, began a far-reaching study of the Hwy 65 Corridor in August 2018. The study will examine a range of cost-effective roadway alternatives to address capacity, access, mobility and safety issues between Bunker Lake Blvd. (Anoka Co. Rd. 116) in Ham Lake and Co. Rd. 10/Mounds View Blvd. in Spring Lake Park.

A focus on planning and environmental analysis will speed the start of any future projects in the study area. This study includes elements of the environmental process that will lead seamlessly into future projects which will shorten project development.

Results from previous studies along Hwy 65 are out of date due to the increased business development and increases in population along the corridor. And previously developed solutions are too costly to develop with current funding levels.

The study is expected to be completed by February 2020.

No specific construction projects are currently identified or funded within the study limits.

We want to hear from you

Help us plan the future of Hwy 65 between Ham Lake and Spring Lake Park

Although the open house is over, we still want to hear from you! If you have an interest is helping MnDOT identify solutions to address congestion, access, mobility and safety on Hwy 65 please participate in the virtual open house now through Friday, March 29.

Community input from residents, commuters and the business community is a critical part of the Hwy 65 Safety and Mobility Study. MnDOT is currently gathering information about how the corridor is used. Please share your thoughts on the Hwy 65 corridor. MnDOT and partners are working to engage everyone along the corridor. And please sign up for email updates to stay informed about upcoming community meetings and the study progress.