Highway 65 and Osborne Road intersection closes Thursday

The Highway 65 and Osborne Road intersection will close Thursday, Aug. 14, as the Minnesota Department of Transportation continues its efforts  to reconstruct a 4-mile stretch of Highway 65 in Fridley and Spring Lake Park.

The Osborne Road intersection will reopen by Aug. 28, weather permitting.

Vehicles traveling south on Highway 65 will still be able to turn right onto Osborne Road throughout the closure.

Southbound lanes on Highway 65 reopened July 30, at which point northbound lanes, from Medtronic Parkway to County Highway 10, closed.

Intersections on Highway 65 at Mississippi Street and at East Moore Lake Drive are also closed at this time. The intersection at Mississippi is scheduled to reopen Aug. 21. If weather cooperates, the intersection at East Moore Lake Drive will reopen Aug. 25.

The entire $9.3-million project should conclude by mid-October.

Through traffic can follow MnDOT’s suggested detour, taking Interstate 694 to Interstate 35W to Highway 10.

Detours to access local businesses will be posted on roadways; most local traffic will be detoured to Old Central Avenue.

For more information, visit www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy65springlake/.