Wayzata Boulevard reconstruction anticipated to resume week of April 15

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wayzata boulevard reconstruction

County Road 112 in Long Lake and Orono

Reconstruction anticipated to resume week of April 15

If weather allows, we anticipate resuming the second phase of Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112) reconstruction the week of April 15.

What to expect in 2019

Most work will be on Wayzata Boulevard between Wolf Pointe Trail and Highway 12 ramps. Work should be less disruptive this year, as we were able to complete most of the time-intensive tasks last year, such as replacing underground utility lines and grading for the new road foundation.

During the coming months, crews will complete remaining construction activities:

  • Constructing permanent roadway features including curbs and gutters, as well as paving and striping the new roadway.
  • Grading and paving the new trail connecting downtown Long Lake to the Luce Line Trail.
  • Realigning Old Long Lake Road at the intersection with Wayzata Boulevard and updating drainage structures.
  • Installing streetscape elements including retaining walls and street lights.
  • Grading topsoil and placing sod along boulevards.

Expect minor delays; closure on Old Long Lake Road

During construction, people driving, walking and biking through the area should expect minor delays and traffic impacts. 

There are no full closures of Wayzata Boulevard planned. However, there will be a two-week closure on Old Long Lake Road starting on Monday, April 15 or Tuesday, April 16 to realign the city street. More information will be provided prior to this closure.

Final construction work along first project phase

For many travelling through the first project phase, along Wayzata Boulevard between Willow Drive and Wolf Pointe Trail, it operates like a fully reconstructed road. The road is open; paths are walkable and rideable; and lighting and signals are operating.

However, crews will need to be on site to take care of some final construction items. This work will require minimal crews and have little to no traffic impact. Activities include:

  • Installing lights on the monument sign at Long Lake shoreline.
  • Making minor repairs to the trail.
  • Cleaning up the project site.

Getting around

Access to businesses

As construction activities continue, we remind people that access is being maintained to all local businesses within the construction area. You will continue to be able to get to local businesses, residences and employers.

Staying safe

Traffic changes, construction crews and work zones on Wayzata Boulevard will demand your extra attention. Please allow some extra time and follow the posted speed limits to help you navigate through the work zone and reach your destination in the area.

Construction hours in Long Lake and Orono

As reconstruction work begins in Long Lake and Orono, area residents and businesses will notice different end times to construction due to noise ordinances in each city.

Orono construction hours

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Long Lake construction hours

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There could be times during the project when work will end later than construction hours or will continue overnight. Any construction work scheduled for after-hours or overnight will go through the proper approval process with the cities and notifications will also be sent out.





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