Project area updates
Several crashes occurred at the Viking Blvd./Co. Rd. 22 RCI intersection in spring and summer 2020, and some are still under review by the State Patrol. In the meantime, MnDOT engineers are reviewing all available historical crash data to identify patterns, and are taking short term steps to enhance safety of the intersection. MnDOT continues to work closely with law enforcement, the City of East Bethel and Anoka County to understand the community’s needs and concerns. For the most current information about this intersection, and for additional educational information, bookmark and visit this project website and/or sign up to receive email updates.
August 5, 2020
There will be no turns on red allowed from either lane for motorists turning right from Viking Blvd. to Hwy 65. All traffic traveling on Viking Blvd. will now be required to stop at the traffic signal at Hwy 65 and wait for the light to turn green. When the light turns green, motorists can make a right turn, and then proceed through the reduced conflict intersection (RCI) to complete their turn. Although motorists may not make a turn on red from Viking Blvd., they will still be able to turn on red at the U-turns on Hwy 65.