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

Underground utility work continues

This week, crews are replacing underground utility lines between Willow Drive and Brown Road (County Road 146). Weather permitting, watermain work will be completed this week, followed by storm sewer work into early October.

Once completed, crews will begin rebuilding the roadway.

Intermittent side street entrance closures during utility and grading work

During underground utility and grading work, there will be short-term side street entrance closures at Shaughnessy, Brimhall and Tamarack avenues along Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112). 

These closures will take up to two days each to replace utility lines and to rebuild the roadway in front of the entrances.

During these short-term closures, detour signage will be provided along WIllow Drive and Daniels Street.


Creek crossing to Mill Street

Center lane work continues

Last week, crews began reconstructing the center lane of Wayzata Boulevard between the creek crossing and Mill Street. This work allows the project to accommodate both directions of traffic when reconstruction begins on the northern half in late September.

This week, the focus will be removing pavement, replacing storm and watermain lines and roadway grading. Next week, weather permitting, crews will pave this stretch to complete the work.

Traffic impacts

During this work, road users will only be able to make right turns when entering and exiting business driveways.

In addition, turning restrictions will also occur intermittently at the Lake Street and Mill Street intersections. Crews will ensure that one intersection remains open to allow access to businesses. Detour signs will be provided to guide road users around the closure.


Mill Street to Wolf Pointe Trail

Temporary lane work nearing completion

Over the last month, crews made significant progress constructing the temporary lanes along the southern half of Wayzata Boulevard in the area. 

In preparation for the traffic shift to the temporary lanes in October, crews will focus on finishing curb and gutter work and paving the roadway.

Center lane work to begin in early October

Beginning early October, reconstruction on the center lane of Wayzata Boulevard between the Southwood Shores townhomes and Wolf Pointe Trail will begin. Crews will be removing pavement, replacing underground utility lines, and grading the roadway. 

This work is being completed to allow both lanes of traffic to shift onto the newly built temporary lanes spanning the Long Lake shoreline along Wayzata Boulevard. The temporary lanes are built to allow crews to begin shoreline work beginning this winter and into 2018.

During construction of the center lane, eastbound traffic will be moved to the temporary lanes, and westbound traffic will remain on the current road.

Weather permitting, this work is anticipated to last a week.

Wolf Pointe Woods impact

While crews are reconstructing the center lane, there will be a day of short-term turning restrictions, lasting up to four hours. During that time, residents entering and exiting in the subdivision will be limited to a right turn-in and -out only.

Southwood Shores townhomes impact

Also, during this time, the east entrance to the townhomes will close in order for crews to level out the driveway entrance. This closure is expected to last until the center lane work is completed.

The west entrance will remain open.

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

  • Replacing underground utility lines
  • Installing street lights and signals

Creek crossing to Mill Street

  • Completing reconstruction work on center lanes
  • Reconstructing northern half of Wayzata Boulevard

Mill Street to Wolf Pointe Trail

  • Reconstructing center lanes between Southwood Shores townhomes and Wolf Pointe Trail

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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