Wayzata Boulevard reconstruction update

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wayzata boulevard construction

County Road 112 in Long Lake and Orono

Progress update

During the past few weeks, underground public utility work has been completed in the current construction areas, new driveway aprons, curbs and gutters have been poured, and first layers have been paved along parts of the project.

Over the next couple of weeks, the Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112) reconstruction project will transition into completed roads with trails and sidewalks in certain areas. This means crews will be ready to start the next stage of construction soon.

The following is a brief overview of temporary closures and construction work going on for the next few weeks.

Upcoming closure

Brown Road access to close

On Wednesday, August 9, access to the northern segment of Brown Road, from Wayzata Boulevard, will close temporarily for soil improvement, grading and paving work.

Traffic will be detoured to Willow Drive and 6th Avenue (County Road 6), as shown below.

Weather permitting, this work is expected to last three days. Crews expect to reopen access on the evening of Friday, August 11.

Brown Road access

Detour route during the three-day closure

Current activities

Willow Drive to Brown Road

Trail paving east of Willow Drive

This week, crews paved trails along westbound lanes of Wayzata Boulevard between Willow Drive and Brown Road (County Road 146).

By the end of next week, crews will begin to place top soil and sod along the trail. This work is expected to wrap up by mid-August. 

When open, the new paved trail will accommodate both pedestrians and bicyclists.

Sidewalk trail

Newly paved pedestrian and bicycle trail between Willow Drive and Brown Road

Brown Road to Mill Street

Concrete work begins east of Brown Road

This week, crews began concrete work along westbound lanes of Wayzata Boulevard from just east of Brown Road to the creek crossing area.

Concrete work will consist of pouring in curbs and gutters, driveways, sidewalks and pedestrian ramps. Work is expected to continue through next week, weather permitting.

Sidewalk grading begins east of Lake Street

Crews also began grading sidewalks from east of Lake Street to Mill Street. Weather permitting, this work is expected to be complete by mid-August.

Once grading is complete, new sidewalks will be poured.

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 the roadway at the Brown Road intersection
  • Installing street lights

Brown Road to Mill Street

  • Grading and paving the roadway
  • Pouring sidewalks
  • Painting retaining walls

Mill Street to Wolf Pointe Trail

  • Grading at temporary sheeting area
  • Continuing excavation at the east end of the temporary sheeting area
  • Continuing private utility work (CenturyLink)

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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