Wayzata Boulevard reconstruction update

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wayzata boulevard construction

County Road 112 in Long Lake and Orono

New work to begin next week

Traffic shifts begin late next week

Late next week, crews anticipate moving to the next stage of the Wayzata Boulevard reconstruction project on the southern half between Willow Drive and the creek crossing near Brown Road (County Road 146).

To accommodate, both directions of traffic will transition onto the northern half of Wayzata Boulevard. The shared pedestrian and bicycle trails on the northern side of the road will also be open.

Remaining construction activities

There are some activities that must be completed before traffic changes can begin. Weather permitting, by the end of next week, crews are expected to finish:

  • Pouring concrete curb and pedestrian ramps
  • Paving trails
  • Placing sod along the boulevards

Overnight preparations

Crews will also need to do overnight work next week to prepare the roadway prior to the traffic change. Traffic control equipment will be repositioned and old road lines removed. Then, new temporary lines will be striped to move both directions of traffic to the northern half.

During that time, traffic signals will go to flashing red lights at the Willow Drive and Brown Road intersections, effectively turning the intersections into a four-way stop.

It is important to stay alert during this time and to follow posted speed limits. Traffic changes, construction crews, equipment and work areas near the roadway will demand extra attention from road users.

Expect more traffic shifts

Over the next month, you will see additional traffic shifts along other segments of the Wayzata Boulevard project corridor as construction in those areas move onto the next stage.

More information will be provided prior to changes.

Upcoming construction activities

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

The following is a brief overview for the next few weeks.

Willow Drive to creek crossing

  • Removing old pavement and sidewalks
  • Grading side street and driveway entrances
  • Installing sanitary, watermain and storm sewers

Creek crossing to Mill Street

  • Grading and paving driveways and parking lots
  • Paving the roadway
  • Pouring the remainder of sidewalks

Mill Street to Wolf Pointe Trail

  • Grading at the east 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: 1-800-895-4999/1999
  • 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. Please allow yourself some extra time to reach destinations in the area.

Contact

hennepin.us/countyroad112

612-543-4275

countyroad112@hennepin.us

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