Weekend closure ahead on Hwy 65 in Blaine
ROSEVILLE, Minn. – A second weekend closure is scheduled this coming weekend on Highway 65 in the city of Blaine, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Beginning at 10 p.m. Fri., Oct. 13, southbound Highway 65 will close from Anoka County Road 14/Main Street to Highway 10 in Blaine. During the closure, construction crews will trench across the highway and through the ditch to install culverts to carry water beneath the roadway.
During the closure, traffic will follow signed detours. Additional closures are planned the following two weekends, weather permitting:
- 153rd – Constance Blvd.
- Constance Blvd – Crosstown Blvd.
The weekend closures are part of preliminary work to prepare for a larger resurfacing and repair project on the highway in Anoka County next year.
Construction this fall and next year is between Anoka County Road 10 (Mounds View Boulevard) in Spring Lake Park and 237th Avenue in East Bethel. Work this year includes construction of four temporary crossovers to carry traffic across the median next year to allow traffic to cross the median and travel in a single lane in each direction on the side not under construction. Construction crews also will replace 12 culverts along the 14.5 mile stretch of road between Spring Lake Park and East Bethel. Work this year is will be complete by mid-November.
As the second project on Highway 65 begins next spring, motorists will encounter single lane traffic and some full weekend closures with detours, as construction crews resurface 14.5 miles of roadway. Crews also will replace box culvert bridges at Coon Creek and Viking Boulevard, reconstruct settled pavement, install cable median guardrail, improve drainage and install curb ramp and sidewalk improvements at several intersections. The project will be completed by late fall of 2024.