Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 65 improvement project

Fridley, Spring Lake Park

Traffic impacts

hwy 65 project
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All dates are dependent on the weather and project readiness.

Vehicles

Currently

  • Northbound Hwy 65 between Medtronic Pkwy/Old Central Ave and County Hwy 10 is closed and detoured through late August.
  • 73rd Avenue intersection is closed on the east side of Hwy 65 until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15.
  • 81st Avenue intersection is closed on the east side of Hwy 65 until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15.

Late August through mid-October

Northbound Hwy 65 between Moore Lake Drive and County Hwy 10 closed and detoured.

Detour

See project detour map (PDF, 369 KB, 1 page)

  • Northbound Highway 65 traffic: Follow the posted detour of I-694, I-35W and US Hwy 10
  • Through traffic may also take the secondary detour of I-694, Hwy 252, Hwy 610, and US Hwy 10.

Transit service

All Hwy 65 construction will have an impact on transit service routes. For the most up-to-date bus service schedule changes visit http://www.metrotransit.org/rider-alerts.

Pedestrians/bicyclist detours

  • 81st Avenue intersection: Use the Spring Lake Park High School Pedestrian Bridge
  • 73rd Avenue intersection detours:
    • Eastbound pedestrian traffic- Rice Creek West Regional Trail, tunnel under Hwy 65, trail to (Old) Central Avenue
    • Westbound pedestrian traffic- (Old) Central Avenue Rice Creek West Regional Trail, tunnel under Hwy 65, continue on trail
  • West Moore Lake Drive intersection detours:
    • Eastbound pedestrian traffic- (Old) Central Avenue, tunnel under Hwy 65, Mississippi Street, University Avenue/Hwy 47
    • Westbound pedestrian traffic- University Avenue/Hwy 47 then Mississippi Street, tunnel under Hwy 65, (Old) Central Avenue

Local business access

No two consecutive, signalized intersections will be closed at the same time. Access to local businesses will remain open throughout the project; no two consecutive, signalized intersections will be closed at the same time.

Currently through early August

Local business access from southbound Hwy 65: County Hwy 10, Able Street, Osborne Road to “Old” Central Avenue/ County Hwy 35. Detour map (PDF, 333 KB, 1 page)

Early August through early September

Local business access from northbound Hwy 65: Medtronic Parkway to Moore Lake Drive, “Old” Central Avenue/ County Hwy 35, 81st Avenue. Detour map (PDF, 407 KB, 1 page)

Early September through end of project

Local business access from northbound Hwy 65: Moore Lake Drive, “Old” Central Avenue/ County Hwy 35, 81st Avenue. Detour map (PDF, 333 KB, 1 page)

About this project

This project will resurface a four-mile segment of Hwy 65 in need of repair.

Summary of work

  • Resurface existing pavement
  • Update pedestrian crossings to meet modern accessibility standards
  • Bus stop safety improvements
  • New pedestrian connections to enhance safety and accessibility
  • Repair drainage structures
  • Upgrade guardrail

Cost

  • $9.3 million