Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Highway 65 Reduced Conflict Intersections & Turn Lane Improvements

Spring Lake Park, Blaine, Ham Lake, East Bethel

Upcoming Open House

An informal Open House will be held Thu, May 17 from 3-7 p.m. in Ham Lake. For more details visit the Hwy 65 Meetings Page.

Traffic Impacts

We see a reduced conflict intersection, or J-turn intersection, at Hwy 65 and Viking Blvd.
Hwy 65 and Viking Blvd. project location map.
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Learn more about this project, including project details and visualizations.


July 2018 to fall 2018

  • Project work will begin on Hwy 65 at the intersection of 187th Ave.
    • Expect Intermittent temporary detours for local roads accessing Hwy 65 and off-peak lane closures on Hwy 65.

Spring 2019 to October 2019

About this project

Hwy 65 Access Management Study completed

MnDOT recently completed an access management study on Hwy 65 from just north of Bunker Lake Blvd in Ham Lake to 245th Ave. N in East Bethel. The study, in cooperation with Anoka County, East Bethel, Ham Lake and the Metropolitan Council, developed an access management plan. The study will provide lower cost improvements to improve safety and manage congestion on Hwy 65. It will guide decisions on future access changes and access locations in the study area. Learn more about the study that was conducted.

Summary of work

Construction of Reduced Conflict Intersections (RCIs) and turn lane improvements will improve safety and mobility on the Hwy 65 corridor between 85th Ave. in Spring Lake Park and Sims Rd. in East Bethel.

Project details

Note: MnDOT has set aside additional funding for an RCI at Hwy 65 and Klondike Drive NE, East Bethel in 2021.

Video: Proposed Reduced Conflict Intersection

Understanding Reduced Conflict Intersections

Project Visualization

Final details of the constructed project may differ from the visualization.

Hwy 65: NB right lane

Hwy 65: NB to WB Viking Blvd

WB Viking Blvd

WB Viking Blvd to SB Hwy 65