Wayzata Boulevard reconstruction update

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wayzata boulevard construction

County Road 112 in Long Lake and Orono

Traffic lane changes this week

Lanes to reconfigure at Brown Road intersection

Starting late next week, crews will begin pavement removal and grading operations along Wayzata Boulevard -- just west of the Brown Road (County Road 146) intersection.

Starting on Wednesday, July 26, Wayzata Boulevard will be reduced to a single lane with no turn lanes at the Brown Road intersection. Turns will be allowed, but drivers will have to stay in the single lane.

To accommodate for the changes, traffic signal timing systems will be adjusted.

This new lane configuration is expected to be in place for several weeks. Please allow for extra time to travel through the area.

Overnight preparations for lane changes

Starting Tuesday evening, July 25, crews will remove and re-stripe road lines for the new traffic lanes at the Brown Road intersection.

Road line removal and re-striping is expected to be completed by Wednesday morning, July 26, weather permitting.

During this work, the intersection will operate as a four-way stop.

Please exercise caution and stay alert as you navigate through the area.

Current and recent activities

Driveway, curb and gutter work completed

Over the past few weeks, crews made progress pouring in new driveways, curbs and gutters along northern half of Wayzata Boulevard from Brimhall Avenue to Willow Drive.

Crews finished pouring driveways and curbs along this section of road late last week.


A crew member measures the new concrete curb placed down by a slip form. A slip form, shown here, is construction method in which concrete is poured into a continuously moving form.


Retaining wall installation continues

Last week, installation of new retaining walls began in front of the Long Lake Town Center. The new retaining walls are a part of the overall aesthetic improvements being made throughout the Wayzata Boulevard reconstruction.

Retaining walls also have a practical use. They serve as a critical structure that provides functional support for keeping two different elevations of soil in place and prevents erosion.

Retaining wall work is expected to be complete by end of this week, weather permitting.

Crews place retaining wall blocks along the southern half of Wayzata Boulevard from Lake Street to Mill Street. 

Retaining walls

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

  • Grading and paving the roadway
  • Grading the roadway at the Brown Road intersection

Brown Road to Martha Lane

  • Forming and pouring new curbs and gutters
  • Construction of new retaining walls

Martha Lane to Wolf Pointe Trail

  • Grading at temporary sheeting area
  • Continuing watermain and private utility work

Private utility work

In addition to the county’s reconstruction efforts, private utility companies are also active in the area. They are splicing, relocating and placing new service lines along Wayzata Boulevard in Long Lake and Orono.

As a result, intermittent service interruptions can occur. When interruptions or outages happen, we recommend those impacted to contact their service provider directly. This will allow the private utility companies to locate and resolve the issue. Below are contact information of the private utility companies working in the area.

Contact information:

  • CenturyLink: 1-877-837-5738
  • Xcel Energy: 1-800-895-4999
  • Mediacom: 1-855-633-4226
  • CenterPoint Energy: project hotline - 612-321-5369 / restoration department - 612-321-5042

Getting around

Access to businesses

As activities continue near business areas, we remind people that access is being maintained to all local businesses.

Staying safe

It is important to follow posted speed limits and construction signs to help you navigate through work zone, including evenings and weekends.

Traffic changes, construction crews and work zones near the roadway will demand extra attention from road users, so allow yourself some extra time to reach destinations in the area.





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