Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 65 Reduced Conflict Intersections & Turn Lane Improvements

Spring Lake Park, Blaine, Ham Lake, East Bethel

Project complete

We see a reduced conflict intersection, or J-turn intersection, at Hwy 65 and Viking Blvd.
Hwy 65 and Viking Blvd. project location map.
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About this project

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. As the first signalized RCI in the Minnesota it is eligible for a Federal Accelerated Innovation Deployment grant.

Summary of work

  • Built a double left turn lane on the ramp from WB Hwy 10 to SB Hwy 65 in Blaine
  • Lengthened the left turn lanes at:
    • 85th Ave.
    • 99th Ave.
    • 105th Ave.
    • 109th Ave.
    • 117th Ave.
    • Andover Blvd.
    • Constance Blvd.
    • Crosstown Blvd.
    • Sims Rd.
  • Constructed signalized RCI at:
    • Viking Blvd. (Co. Rd. 22)
  • Constructed non-signalized RCIs at:
    • 169th Ave. N.E./Flamingo Dr. N.E.
    • 143rd Ave. N.E.
    • 181st Ave. N.E.
    • 153rd Ave. NE
    • 157th Ave.
    • 187th Ave.

MnDOT has set aside additional funding for an RCI at Hwy 65 and Klondike Dr. N.E., East Bethel in 2021.

Project Visualization

Final details of the constructed project may differ from the visualization.

Learn how to drive through the signalized RCI at Viking Blvd. and Hwy 65

Understanding Reduced Conflict Intersections

Hwy 65: NB right lane


Hwy 65: NB to WB Viking Blvd.


WB Viking Blvd.


WB Viking Blvd. to SB Hwy 65