Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 65 Albert Lea Main Street Project

Albert Lea

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Hwy 65 project map
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This project is currently in development. The project team will provide information about the design and progress during a virtual event in the fall of 2020. Sign up for the project email updates to receive direct notification about the virtual event. Participation and feedback from community members, business owners and travelers is appreciated and can help develop the project to fit the community needs.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Reconstruction of Hwy 65 from Newton Ave to the Shellrock River Bridge
  • Design options are being considered to reduce flood incidents
  • Asphalt repaving of Hwy 65 from Shell Rock River Bridge to Sorenson Ave
  • New shared-use path from Garfield Avenue to east of Syverson Ave
  • New traffic signal at Garfield Ave
  • New lighting, and intersection safety improvements from Garfield Ave to Prospect Ave
  • ADA and safety improvements

Traffic impacts

Detours and single-lane closures