Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 65

Spring Lake Park, Blaine, Ham Lake and East Bethel

This webpage is not updated over the weekend/overnight. For up-to-date information on traffic impacts, visit 511mn.org.

Traffic impacts

Hwy 65 between County Road 10 in Spring Lake Park and 237th Avenue in East Bethel project location map

Hwy 65 project location map.

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All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.


Road closures

1 a.m. Tue, July 9 through Wed, July 31

Lane closures

Tue, June 18 through 10 p.m. Sun, July 28
  • Hwy 65 is reduced to one lane in both directions with head-to-head traffic between Bunker Lake Blvd. and 147th Ave. for replacement of the Coon Creek bridges
    • Motorists are advised to use alternate routes to avoid congestion


Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be posted as details become available. Motorists can expect head-to-head traffic for installation of box culverts at Coon Creek bridges and in areas of full-depth pavement reconstruction. Single lane traffic on side of the road not under construction and lane closures along the project area.

Road closures

1 a.m. Fri, July 19 through 11 p.m. Fri, July 26
  • Hwy 65 is closed in both directions between 167th Ave. and 169th Ave. in Ham Lake

Traffic delays expected

Travel will be delayed during construction:

  • Plan your trip before you leave and give yourself plenty of extra time. Try to travel outside of rush hour times.
  • Explore a route that isn’t affected by the road work. Look for a different highway route that doesn’t use Hwy 65. Even a longer alternate route may take less time when you consider construction impacts.
  • For the safety of area residents, follow ALL posted detours and avoid cutting through local neighborhoods.
  • Your regular route may be affected. Check the project webpage frequently for updated ramp and road closures, and recommended detours.
  • If possible, try carpooling to destinations along Hwy 65
  • Consider working from home.
  • Cabin and vacation travelers who normally take Hwy 65 should consider using another route such as I-35W or Hwy 47.
  • Bookmark this site and visit frequently for current and upcoming traffic impacts, and sign up to receive email updates
  • Visit 511mn.org or download the Minnesota 511 app on your Apple or Android device for real time traffic information

About this project

We will repair, resurface and replace bridges on more than 19 miles of Hwy 65 from Co. Rd. 10 in Spring Lake Park to 237th Ave. in East Bethel. The work will include resurfacing nearly 16.5 miles of highway. Additionally, we will replace bridges over Coon Creek in Ham Lake and the culverts south of Viking Blvd. and north of Constance Blvd. We will also make full-depth pavement repairs to correct areas of settlement and install high-tension cable median guardrail from Bunker Lake Blvd. to 237th Ave.

Summary of work

  • Resurface Hwy 65 between Co. Rd. 10 in Spring Lake Park and 217th Ave. in East Bethel
  • Replace bridges over Coon Creek in Ham Lake with with box culverts
  • Replace culverts south of Viking Blvd. and north of Constance Blvd.
  • Full-depth pavement reconstruction to correct settlement at the following locations:
    • North of Viking Blvd. on SB Hwy 65 in East Bethel
    • North of 181st Ave. on SB Hwy 65 in East Bethel
    • South of 153rd Ave. on SB Hwy 65 in Ham Lake
    • South of 153rd Ave. on NB Hwy 65 in Ham Lake
  • ADA improvements to bicycle/pedestrian crossings at intersections
  • Drainage repairs
  • Install cable median guardrail between Bunker Lake Blvd. and 237th Ave.
  • Replace signal systems at 85th Ave. and 93rd Ave. in Blaine
  • Curb ramp and sidewalk upgrades at several intersections