Highway 97
Last week was a potentially big one for the future of roads in Forest Lake. On Feb. 17, the Forest Lake City Council heard from the Minnesota Department of Transportation about the preliminary plans to reconstruct the U.S. Highway 61 and State Highway 97 intersections. The same day, Gov. Mark Dayton...Read More
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“It’s a horrible bridge.” That was the assessment of Anoka County Engineer Doug Fischer about the State Highway 97/County Road 23 bridge, which links Columbus and Forest Lake over Interstate Highway 35. The bridge is area commuters’ link to the freeway and customers’ link to businesses lik...Read More
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The roundabout in downtown Forest Lake has existed for three years. While its design will be simplified next month to reduce fender-benders, long-term plans are proceeding for a pair of roundabouts 1.4 miles south, where Highway 61 hits Highway 97....Read More
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