Based on the recommendations of NRTS, a folded diamond interchange at the intersection of 65th Street NW and Highway 52 was proposed. The project also includes auxiliary lanes on Highway 52 between 55th Street NW and 65th Street NW and realignment of the west frontage road in the northwest quadrant of the interchange area.
A staff approved layout was signed and approved in the spring of 2012 and final plans were completed in the spring of 2013. The Project was completed during the 2013 construction season. Miscellaneous punch list were completed in the spring of 2014.
Staff Approved Layout
Staff Approved Layout 10MB
Meeting No. 10 – 12/10/2012 46KB
Meeting No. 9 – 6/12/2012 40KB
Meeting No. 8 – 4/13/2012 38KB
Meeting No. 7 – 1/12/2012 69KB
Meeting No. 6 – 12/12/2011 67KB
Meeting No. 5 – 11/14/2011 68KB
Meeting No. 4 – 10/12/2011 69KB
Meeting No. 3 – 9/14/2011 71KB
Water Resource Meeting – 8/31/2011 91KB
Meeting No. 2 – 8/10/2011 41KB
Meeting No. 1 – 7/20/2011 38KB
Highway 52/65th Street Interchange Project Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW)
August 20, 2012
A Negative Declaration regarding the need for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been issued by MNDOT. The Findings of Fact and Conclusions document, including EAW comments and responses is available here:
November 28, 2011
The purpose of this EAW is to document the purpose and need of the project along with the anticipated social, economic, and environmental impacts.
65th Street Interchange Construction
Construction of the project occurred during the 2013 construction season and was completed in November 2013. Miscellaneous punch list items for the project will occur in the spring of 2014.
Bid opening for the project occurred on April 30, 2013 where Hoffman Construction from Black River Falls, WI submitted the low bid of $8.1 million. The project was awarded by the City Council on May 6, 2013.
Bid Abstract 54KB
Photo of SB TH 52 and west loop and ramp facing north.
Photo of west loop and ramp facing south.
Photo of west loop and ramp facing west.
Photo of 65th Street facing west.
Looking South towards the interchange
Looking North along TH 52 towards 65th Street
Looking north just east of TH 52
Looking west along 65th Street