Highway 65 revamp project receives major funding from State

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BLAINE— State Highway 65 through Blaine carries the same number of cars as 35W through the City. But with stoplights and intersections up and down the corridor Highway 65 is notorious for traffic accidents, congestion, and being a barrier to commerce and development.

Through the transportation and bonding bills, the State of Minnesota is investing over $100 million dollars to fix Highway 65. Combined with funding previously received at the state and federal level the Highway 65 project can now begin.

 “A reconstructed Highway 65 will be transformational for Blaine and the entire north metro region,” said Mayor Tim Sanders.

The city said that this investment “could not have been possible without the tireless advocacy and leadership of Blaine’s legislative delegation, Mayor Tim Sanders and the entire Blaine City Council, our partners at Anoka County, and the leadership in both the Minnesota House and Senate.”

The project will now move into the final design and right-of-way acquisition phase. Construction activity on the corridor will tentatively start in 2025 and last for three years.

Learn more and follow the progress at BlaineMN.gov/ThriveOn65.

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