MnDOT, in partnership with Anoka County and the cities of Blaine, Ham Lake, and Spring Lake Park, began a far reaching study in July 2018 of the Hwy 65 corridor. The study will examine a range of cost effective roadway alternatives to address capacity, access, mobility, and safety issues between Bunker Lake Boulevard in Ham Lake and County Road 10 in Spring Lake Park.
A focus on planning and environmental analysis will speed the start of any future projects in the study area. This study includes elements of the environmental process that will lead seamlessly into future projects which will shorten project development.
Results from previous studies along Highway 65 are out of date due to the increased business development and increases in population along the corridor. Previously developed solutions are too expensive to construct with current funding levels.
No specific construction projects are currently identified or funded within the study limits.
MnDOT and project consultant HDR are holding monthly meeting with corridor stakeholders. Through these meetings and the corridor study one or two roadway alternatives will be brought forward for funding consideration. The study is scheduled to be completed by summer 2020.