65th St Interchange

Project Description

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.

Project Status
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 Minutes
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:
Report  4MB

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.
Report  20MB

65th Street Interchange Construction

Project Status
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.
Schedule  4MB

Bid Results
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

Contact Information

Richard Freese
City of Rochester
201 4th Street SE
Rochester, MN 55904
(507) 328-2426


Project Photos


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.

Aerial Photos


Looking North

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