Wayzata Boulevard reconstruction update

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wayzata boulevard construction

County Road 112 in Long Lake and Orono

This week, crews completed the last of major box culvert reconstruction and Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112) reopened to through traffic.

Crews are also making improvements along other sections of the corridor, including new underground utility pipes, relocating private utility service lines, placing the ground work for new street lights and removing pavement.

Current activities

Road taking shape

Wayzata Boulevard along westbound lanes from Brown Road (County Road 146) to Brimhall Avenue is taking shape as new curbs and gutters, driveways, and first layers of pavement were poured and paved.

Construction continues with street light installation and grading new sidewalk trails over the next few weeks.


Crews pave the first layers of blacktop pavement from Brown Road to Brimhall Avenue


Storm sewer work progresses

Crews are progressing with storm sewer work along eastbound lanes of Wayzata Boulevard near the creek crossing just west of Lake Street.

New storm sewer pipes are being installed and buried for the Cities of Long Lake and Orono. Over the next few weeks, crews will begin heading east to continue storm sewer work towards Mill Street.


Storm sewer

An excavator fills in the trench after crews completed installing new storm sewer lines just west of Lake Street

Upcoming closure

Lake Street closing July 5

Starting Wednesday, July 5, the project will close Lake Street in order to remove and replace storm sewer pipes, as well as to grade and rebuild the road.

Lake Street is anticipated to close for up to four days from just south of the Wayzata Boulevard intersection to north of the Long Lake Town Center entrance.

Wayzata Boulevard will remain open to traffic.

Upcoming construction activities

For the next few weeks, crews will be completing numerous roadway and utility activities.

The following is a brief overview:

Willow Drive to Brown Road

  • Pavement removals from Brimhall Avenue to Willow Drive
  • Street light installations from Brown Road to Brimhall Avenue

Brown Road to Mill Street

  • Storm sewer work along eastbound lanes of Wayzata Boulevard
  • Pavement removals from the creek crossing to Brown Road
  • Grading work from just west of Lake Street to Mill Street
  • Placing curbs and gutters along eastbound lanes from the the creek crossing to Mill Street

Mill Street to Wolf Pointe Trail

  • Grading work from Mill Street to Martha Lane
  • Continue excavation work along the lane widening area from Mill Street to the old Long Lake Trail entrance

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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