Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 97

Forest Lake

About this project

Highway 97 in Forest Lake project area map.
Hwy 97 in Forest Lake project location map.
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Starting in 2024, Hwy 97 between I-35 and Hwy 61 in Forest Lake will undergo a pavement reconstruction project. As part of the work, various safety and pedestrian improvements are being considered including left-turn lanes and pedestrian crosswalks at specific intersections and a multi-use trail. The proposed trail would provide a safer place for pedestrians and bicyclists to travel in the area.

Proposed summary of work

  • Reconstruct roadway
  • Add turn lanes at various intersections
  • Construct multi-use trail
  • Upgrade pedestrian crossings
  • Repair/replace drainage

Traffic impacts

All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.


Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be posted as details become available. Motorists can expect lane closures or possible full closures.