Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 97 Left Turn Addition

Forest Lake

Traffic Impacts

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


9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thu, Oct. 12

  • Access to Hwy 97 from 11th St. is closed
    • Detour: 15th Ave, 8th St. to Hwy 97

Aug. 28 through mid-October

  • Hwy 97 will be reduced to a single lane between Goodview Ave. N and Harrow Ave.

About this project

Convert an eastbound bypass lane on Hwy 97 into a dedicated left turn lane. The left turn lane addition will allow motorists a safer option when traveling eastbound on Hwy 97 to northbound 11th St.

Removing left turning vehicles from through traffic lane will provide a place to wait and yield to oncoming traffic. The project will improve 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