Wayzata Boulevard Reconstruction update

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wayzata boulevard construction

County Road 112 in Long Lake and Orono

Upcoming closures

Starting on Monday, there will be a number of closures for various construction activities.

Lake Street closing June 5

Starting Monday, June 5, crews will replace sanitary sewer lines by using a less disruptive method that will eliminate the need to dig trenches.

As a result of this work, Lake Street will be closed for approximately a week from just south of the Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112) intersection to north of the Long Lake Town Center entrance.

Wayzata Boulevard will remain open to traffic.

Sidewalks from Brown Road to Lake Street closing June 5

Also on Monday, June 5, sidewalks on Wayzata Boulevard from Brown Road (County Road 146) to Lake Street will be closed.

The closure is needed for underground utility work. The sidewalks are expected to be closed for at least a month. 

Signage will be provided for pedestrians to navigate around the closure. The marked routes use northbound lanes of Brown Road and Lake Street.

Cemetery Road to Wolf Pointe Trail closing June 12

Beginning Monday, June 12, Wayzata Boulevard between Cemetery Road and Wolf Pointe Trail will close to traffic.

The purpose of the closures are to replace culverts at the creek crossing and complete various utility improvements in the area. 

Weather permitting, the segment of roadway is anticipated to be closed for approximately a week.

Access to local businesses remain open

To help keep traffic flowing during the closure periods, crews will place detour and alternate route signage. The primary detour for the project is via Highway 12. Alternate routes for local traffic are designated by signs in the area.

Access to local businesses throughout the corridor will be maintained during this closure.

Crews will be monitoring traffic patterns closely and will make adjustments as needed. We ask road users to please exercise caution and anticipate delays as you travel through the area.

Progress on Wayzata Boulevard

Road grading progresses

Crews continue grading base layers on westbound lanes of Wayzata Boulevard from Brimhall Avenue to Brown Road and eastbound lanes from Mill Street to Martha Lane.

These base layers are critical structural elements of the roadway and provide a stable foundation needed to support the new pavement.

Road grading in the area is anticipated to be completed by early next week.


Sand is added to build up from the road's subgrade. The subgrade, like a building foundation, are the support system for all the road layers above.

Geotextile fabric

Crews place woven geotextile fabrics on top of the subgrade layer. The fabric allows for better distribution of weight throughout the roadway, which ultimately increases the lifespan of the roadway.

Pavement removals resume

This week, crews resumed pavement removals between Brown Road and Mill Street. Removals will continue for the next few weeks before underground utility work resumes.

Watermain work continues along Wolf Pointe Trail

Crews continue watermain work near Wolf Pointe Trail and are expected to finish by the end of the week, weather permitting.

Upcoming construction activities

Concrete curb and gutter installations to begin next week

With grading work wrapping up along westbound lanes from Brown Road to Brimhall Avenue and along eastbound lanes from Mill Street and Martha Lane, crews will begin installing concrete curbs and gutters next week.

Due to the nature of the work, intermittent closures of driveway entrances will occur along the impacted locations, but at least one entrance to businesses will be maintained.

Getting around and staying safe

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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