Isanti Road Project Postponed

Monday, September 22nd, 2008 at 4:57 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Work on Highway 65 in the city of Isanti, scheduled to begin Sept. 22, will be postponed until spring 2009 because of a delay in materials shipments from a supplier, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said Friday.

The project includes installation of a new dual-turn lane on the northbound lanes of Highway 65 and the replacement of a traffic signal system at the intersection of Highway 65 and Isanti County Road 5. The delivery of the traffic signal system is not expected to arrive until December.

“We regret the delay on this important highway improvement project, and ask for the public’s understanding and patience,” said Cal Puttbrese, Mn/DOT district construction engineer.

Utility work on the shoulder will be completed this fall as planned, with no anticipated impact on traffic, Puttbrese said.

Knife River Corporation of Sauk Rapids is the prime contractor for this $750,000 safety improvement project. Work is expected to begin May 1, 2009.

For updated statewide traffic, construction, weather and travel information, visit www.511mn.org.

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