Wayzata Boulevard reconstruction update

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wayzata boulevard construction

County Road 112 in Long Lake and Orono

Current construction activities

Willow Drive to creek crossing

Late last week, the project successfully moved to the next stage of the reconstruction project. Crews are now working on the southern half between Willow Drive and the creek crossing near Brown Road (County Road 146).

Both directions of traffic were shifted to the northern half of Wayzata Boulevard and the shared pedestrian and bicycle trails also opened.

New roadway

Traffic using the completed northern half of Wayzata Boulevard between Willow Drive and the creek crossing. 

Pavement removals underway

For the next week, crews will be onsite to remove pavement and sidewalks on the southern half between Willow Drive and the creek crossing.

Expect noise and vibrations

Residents and businesses in the area should also be aware that this work will be noisy and there will be vibrations. Equipment used for removals are loud and involve a lot of truck operations. 

Northern half of Wayzata Boulevard

Crews remove pavement east of Brown Road.

Underground utility replacements begin

Crews also began replacing sanitary sewer lines between Brown Road and the creek crossing. This work is expected to completed by the end of the week, weather permitting.

Storm sewer and watermain work will follow and continue for a few weeks.

Brown Road intersection

Starting Tuesday, September 5, the project will begin reconstructing the southern half of the Brown Road intersection.

Crews will install storm sewer pipes, grade the road, pour curbs and gutters and pave the southern half of the intersection. This work is expected to take two weeks, weather permitting.

Traffic changes

The intersection will be constructed in halves so traffic can travel between Brown Road and Wayzata Boulevard. Also, the project will temporarily convert the Brown Road intersection to a four-way stop using flashing red lights. 

It is important to stay alert and slow down when traveling through the intersection. Traffic changes, construction crews, equipment and work areas near the roadway will demand extra attention from road users.

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
  • Replacing sanitary, watermain and storm sewers

Creek crossing to Mill Street

  • Grading and paving driveways and parking lots
  • Paving trail connections
  • Pouring sidewalks and pedestrian ramps

Mill Street to Wolf Pointe Trail

  • Grading at 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.





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