MnDOT, in partnership with Anoka County and the cities of Ham Lake, Blaine and Spring Lake Park, will begin 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 Blvd. (Anoka County Rd. 116) in Ham Lake and County Rd. 10/Mounds View Blvd. 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Results from previous studies along Hwy 65 are out of date due to the increased business development and increases in population along the corridor. And previously developed solutions are too costly to develop with current funding levels.
No specific construction projects are currently identified or funded within the study limits.