You're invited to the Wayzata Boulevard reconstruction open house

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wayzata boulevard reconstruction

County Road 112 in Long Lake and Orono

You are invited to an open house on April 3

This year, Hennepin County, in coordination with the cities of Long Lake and Orono, is continuing major reconstruction of Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112). 

Construction activities are expected to begin in mid-April. Work will focus on completing phase 1 reconstruction between Lake Street and Wolf Pointe Trail, as well as phase 2 reconstruction between Wolf Pointe Trail and Highway 12.

You are invited to attend the construction open house to learn about the construction work, tentative timelines and navigating throughout the construction zone. 

Tuesday, April 3
4 to 6 p.m.
Long Lake Fire Station
340 Willow Drive

There will be no formal presentation, but county staff will be available to answer your questions. You are welcome to stop in at any time. If you cannot attend and have questions - or if you need special accommodations - please contact us at 612-543-4275 or

About this year's reconstruction

Phases 1 and 2 under construction

The reconstruction project is addressing deteriorating pavement, updating utilities and making improvements for drainage and storm water management.

The result will be a safer, more livable and welcoming road, with the following features:

  • New pavement for a smoother ride
  • Restored and improved Long Lake shoreline
  • New shared turn lanes to improve traffic flow
  • New street lighting for better visibility
  • New sidewalks and trails with a boulevard buffer
  • Safer pedestrian and trail crossings
  • Improved accessibility for people with disabilities

Phase 1: Lake Street and Wolf Pointe Trail

Crews will be completing work on this segment. Work in this area began early last year, and crews worked as long as they could into late fall. This year's construction activities will include:

  • Completing restoration of the Long Lake shoreline
  • Reconstructing the roadway between Martha Lane and Wolf Pointe Trail
  • Completing bicycle and pedestrian features like new sidewalks on Lake Street, new trails along the northern half of Wayzata Boulevard, and crosswalk with raised medians connecting the Wayzata Boulevard trail to Long Lake city and Luce Line trails.
  • Installing ornamental railings on retaining walls downtown
  • Installing Long Lake city monuments at Brown Road (County Road 146) intersection and Martha Lane

Phase 2: Wolf Pointe Trail and Highway 12

This segment will be in its first year of reconstruction. Construction activities in 2018 will include:

  • Removing and replacing pavement 
  • Replacing underlying soils for better road stability
  • Removing and replacing underground utilities
  • Updating curbs and gutters for better stormwater management
  • Installing bicycle and pedestrian features like new trails along the northern half of Wayzata Boulevard and trail connections to Luce Line trail
  • Installing streetlights at Old Long Lake Road intersection

Private utility companies will also be in the area relocating and replacing service lines.

    Access for residents and businesses

    We will work to keep Wayzata Boulevard open as much as possible during construction. However, in order to complete construction, short-term full closures and side street access restrictions will occur.

    Access for local residents in the immediate construction area will remain open. People will also have access to local businesses they want to visit in the immediate construction area. Signage will be available to guide people to their destination. 

    Expect short-term, full closures this year

    To complete this year's work, we will need three short-term, full closures of Wayzata Boulevard along segments between Wolf Pointe Trail and Wayzata Boulevard West. The closures are needed to safely and efficiently replace major underground utility lines.



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