Wayzata Boulevard reconstruction update

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wayzata boulevard construction

County Road 112 in Long Lake and Orono

Construction progressing steadily despite rain

Over the past few weeks, the project has been moving at a good pace in both areas -- between Willow Drive and Brown Road (County Road 146), and between Mill Street and Wolf Pointe Trail.

Construction on Willow Drive to Brown Road

In this area, more than half of the storm sewer pipes have been installed. And, once soil is moved back into place, crews have been leveling out the soil to create a solid and supportive road base.

Construction on Mill Street to Wolf Pointe Trail

At this end of the project, temporary sheet piling placements were completed this past week from Martha Lane to Long Lake City Trail. The placement of the sheet pilings is to begin temporary lane widening work for next year's Long Lake shoreline work.

Temporary sheet piling

Temporary sheet pilings are long structural steel sections with a vertical interlocking system that creates a continuous wall. The walls are most often used to retain either soil or water.

Speed limit enforcement changes

For the remainder of phase 1 reconstruction, the 30 miles per hour construction zone speed limit between Willow Drive and Wolfe Point Trail will be enforced at all times.

Previously, the speed limit was enforced only during construction hours. The change is being made to ensure the safety of road users at all times.

Noise ordinances impact construction hours

With construction happening in Long Lake and Orono, residents and businesses will notice different end times to construction due to noise ordinances of each city.

In Orono, the construction hours are:

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In Long Lake, the construction hours are:

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be times throughout the project where work will end later than construction hours or will continue on overnight. Any construction work scheduled for after-hours or overnight will go through the proper approval process.

Getting around and staying safe

Wayzata Boulevard will remain open for local access. This means you will still be able to travel to get to your home, place of work or favorite business in the construction area, but be prepared for changes in pavement surfaces like gravel and traffic configurations. In addition, at least one pedestrian access route will be maintained at all times.

It is important to follow posted speed limits, signs and stay alert in this area, including during the evenings and weekends. Traffic changes, construction crews, equipment and work areas near the roadway can demand extra attention from road users.





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