Southbound Hwy 65 lanes close south of Isanti for several days ahead of detour, week of May 20
ST CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists who travel Highway 65 between Isanti and East Bethel may encounter delays as the road is reduced to a single lane, then closes and is detoured overnight, the week of May 20.
Motorists should plan for the following:
- May 20–22 – Southbound Highway 65 between Isanti and East Bethel will be reduced to a single lane during non-rush hours.
- Overnight May 22–23 – Southbound Highway 65 between County Road 56/261st Avenue NE and County Road 24/237th Avenue will close overnight. The closure will begin May 22 at 7 p.m., and all lanes will open May 23 by 6 a.m. Motorist should follow the signed detour along County Road 56/261st Avenue NE, County Road 73/University Avenue and County Road 24/237th Avenue, or plan their own alternate route. The six-mile detour adds three miles to the trip.
- May 23 – Motorists may encounter a gravel surface and lane closures on southbound Highway 65 during non-rush hours.
- The schedule is weather dependent.
The lane and road closures are needed while crews replace a failing underground pipe.
For updates on this and other MnDOT projects in Isanti, Kanabec and Mille Lacs counties, follow on Twitter @MnDOTCentral, and visit www.mndot.gov/d3.
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