Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 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.



Intermittent temporary detours for local roads accessing Hwy 65 and off-peak lane closures on Hwy 65.

Specific closure and detour information will be determined during project development.

About this project

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. This will be accomplished adding and extending turn lanes as well as the construction of Reduced conflict intersections (RCIs).

Project details

  • Construct a signalized Reduced Conflict Intersection at Hwy 65 and Viking Blvd. As the first signalized RCI in the Minnesota it is eligible for a Federal Accelerated Innovation Deployment grant.
  • Build a double left turn lane on the ramp from WB Hwy 10 to SB Hwy 65 in Blaine.
  • Lengthen the left turn lanes at:
    • 85th Ave.
    • 99th Ave.
    • 105th Ave.
    • 109th Ave.
    • 117th Ave.
    • Andover Blvd.
    • Constance Blvd.
    • Crosstown Blvd.
    • Sims Rd.
  • Construct non-signalized RCIs at:
    • 143rd Ave, 153rd Ave. and 157th Ave. See map.
    • 181st Ave. and 187th Ave. See map.
  • Construct signalized RCI at:

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

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 245 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 and proposed changes.