Wayzata Boulevard reconstruction update

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wayzata boulevard reconstruction

County Road 112 in Long Lake and Orono

Traffic shifts starting next week

Traffic to shift at Martha Lane next week

During the week of July 30, westbound traffic will shift to the newly paved northern half of Wayzata Boulevard near Martha Lane. The traffic shift will allow crews to reconstruct a small segment of road along the centerline of the road.

Weather permitting, reconstruction is expected to take up to a week to complete.

Future shift between Martha Lane and Wolf Pointe Trail 

Once the centerline of the road is reconstructed, both directions of traffic will shift to the northern half of Wayzata Boulevard between Martha Lane and Wolf Pointe Trail.

The traffic shift will allow crews to remove the temporary bypass and construct the permanent roadway features along the southern half. 

Please allow for extra time to travel through the area during the traffic switches.

Trail paved along the shoreline

Last week, crews working on the reconstruction of the Long Lake shoreline paved the new shoreline trail. For your safety, the trail will remain closed for the next week or two while crews are working in the area.

This week, crews will focus their attention on:

  • Placing topsoil along the boulevards and behind the trail
  • Installing new ornamental fencing along the shoreline
Shoreline trail

View of the new trail and street lights along the Long Lake shoreline. The new street lights are operational.

View of the new trail and retaining wall between the Cemetery Road entrances. 

Shoreline trail - Cemetery Road

Sidewalk work complete between Mill Street and Martha Lane

Last week, crews poured new concrete sidewalk and pedestrian curb ramps between Mill Street and Martha Lane. 

With this segment completed, all sidewalk and pedestrian curb ramp construction through downtown Long Lake is complete and open for people to use. And, the corridor between Willow Drive and Wolf Pointe Trail will have sidewalk and trail access once the shoreline trail opens.

New sidewalks

View of the new sidewalk between Mill Street and Martha Lane. The sidewalk features different concrete surfaces as part of the aesthetic enhancements along downtown Long Lake.

Underground work continues along southern half of Wayzata Boulevard

This week, crews are continuing pavement removals, underground utility work and grading along the southern half of Wayzata Boulevard between Wolf Pointe Trail and Greenhill Lane. 

Intermittent side street closures this week

During this work, there will be intermittent closures of Glenmoor, Heather, Russell and Greenhill lanes entrances as crews continue work in the area. 

Grading

Crews grade the entrance to Glenmoor Lane after completing pavement removals and underground utility replacement work.

Local residents and their visitors on these four connecting streets will still have access during these intermittent closures as we will keep at least one entrance open at all times.

Shoulder strengthening work continues along northern half of Wayzata Boulevard

Starting Tuesday, July 24, crews will grade the widened shoulder along the northern half of Wayzata Boulevard between Old Long Lake Road and the Luce Line Trail overpass. 

The shoulder is being temporarily widened to accommodate both directions of traffic during reconstruction on the southern half. Grading will provide extra strength to support traffic when traffic shifts to the northern half of Wayzata Boulevard in mid-August.

Weather permitting, we anticipate this work to take up to one week to complete. After the widening and strengthening work is completed, crews will return to pave this segment.

Driveway access impacts

This work will not impact through traffic or access to city streets. However, there will be brief closures to driveways along the northern half of Wayzata Boulevard between Old Long Lake Road and Luce Line Trail overpass. Impacted residents will be notified.

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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