Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 65 Albert Lea Main Street Project

Albert Lea


Hwy 65 project map
Hwy 65 Project Map


About this project

Summary of work

Reconstruction of approximately 2,400 feet of Hwy 65 from Newton Ave to the Shellrock River Bridge. Approximately 750 feet of Hwy 65 between Lake Ave and Katherine St will be raised a maximum of 2 feet to implement measures on Hwy 65 to reduce flood incidents including a 10-year storm event. Asphalt repaving of Hwy 65 from Shell Rock River Bridge to Sorenson Ave. This project includes ADA and safety improvements, a 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.

Traffic impact

Detours and single-lane closures