Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 97 Left Turn Addition

Forest Lake

Project complete

I-35E Cayuga improvement project location map
Hwy 97 Project Location map. Click map for larger PDF version.

About this project

Convert an EB bypass lane on Hwy 97 into a dedicated left turn lane. The left turn lane addition allows motorists a safer option when traveling EB on Hwy 97 to NB 11th St.

Removing left turning vehicles from through traffic lane provides a place to wait and yield to oncoming traffic. The project improves safety by reducing the potential for future rear-ends crashes.

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct existing bypass lane shoulder
  • Widening for a new shoulder
  • Resurface existing pavement
  • Upgrade drainage