Motorists who travel Highway 65 between Isanti and East Bethel should expect to encounter delays and lane closures starting the week of May 20.
According to the Department of Transportation, motorists should plan for the following:
May 20–22 – Southbound Highway 65 between Isanti and East Bethel will be reduced to a single lane during non-rush hours.
Overnight May 22–23 – Southbound Highway 65 between County Road 56/261st Avenue NE and County Road 24/237th Avenue will close overnight. The closure will begin May 22 at 7 p.m., and all lanes will open May 23 by 6 a.m. Motorist should follow the signed detour along County Road 56/261st Avenue NE, County Road 73/University Avenue and County Road 24/237th Avenue, or plan their own alternate route. The six-mile detour adds three miles to the trip.
May 23 – Motorists may encounter a gravel surface and lane closures on southbound Highway 65 during non-rush hours.
The schedule is weather dependent.
The lane and road closures are needed while crews replace a failing underground pipe.