Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Highway 65 Reduced Conflict Intersections & Turn Lane Improvements

Spring Lake Park, Blaine, Ham Lake, East Bethel

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.
Click map for larger PDF version.

When center medians are closed, traffic will not be allowed to cross the highway (traffic will be able to turn right off Hwy 65 or turn right from side roads onto Hwy 65). Side streets that connect to Hwy 65 will close and be detoured for a period of time. A signed detour will direct motorists at all locations. When there are shifted and narrowed lanes, please drive slowly and with caution. Learn more about this project or the anticipated schedule.

Current

Road closures

Thu, May 16 through 5 a.m. Mon, May 20
Wed, May 1 through Wed, July 3

Lane closures

Spring through late June/early July
  • Periodic off-peak daytime lane closures on Hwy 65 at Viking Blvd. Monday through Saturday.

Upcoming

Details about upcoming traffic impacts will be posted when available. All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.

Road closures

Tue, May 21 through July
Late May (after Memorial Day) through Wed, July 3
Hwy 65 detours
  • NB Hwy 65 to WB Viking Blvd.: West on Crosstown Blvd. (crossing Hwy 65), north on Concord Dr./Jackson St.to Viking Blvd.
  • NB Hwy 65 to EB Viking Blvd.: East on Crosstown Blvd., north on Greenbrook Dr. to Viking Blvd.
  • SB Hwy 65 to WB Viking Blvd.: West on 187th Ave. to Buchanan St., north on Buchanan St. to Taylor St. to Viking Blvd.
  • SB Hwy 65 to EB Viking Blvd.: East on Crosstown Blvd., north on Greenbrook Dr.  to Viking Blvd.
  • View map of detours (PDF)

About this project

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. As the first signalized RCI in the Minnesota it is eligible for a Federal Accelerated Innovation Deployment grant.

Summary of work

Project schedule and staging

Project work will begin on non-signalized RCIs at the multiple Hwy 65 intersections. Learn more about the anticipated schedule.

Completed

  • Built a double left turn lane on the ramp from WB Hwy 10 to SB Hwy 65 in Blaine
  • Lengthened the left turn lanes at:
    • 85th Ave.
    • 99th Ave.
    • 105th Ave.
    • 109th Ave.
    • 117th Ave.
    • Andover Blvd.
    • Constance Blvd.
    • Crosstown Blvd.
    • Sims Rd.
  • Constructed non-signalized RCIs at:

MnDOT has set aside additional funding for an RCI at Hwy 65 and Klondike Dr. N.E., East Bethel in 2021.

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