New work to begin next week
Traffic shifts begin late next week
Late next week, crews anticipate moving to the next stage of the Wayzata Boulevard reconstruction project on the southern half between Willow Drive and the creek crossing near Brown Road (County Road 146).
To accommodate, both directions of traffic will transition onto the northern half of Wayzata Boulevard. The shared pedestrian and bicycle trails on the northern side of the road will also be open.
Remaining construction activities
There are some activities that must be completed before traffic changes can begin. Weather permitting, by the end of next week, crews are expected to finish:
- Pouring concrete curb and pedestrian ramps
- Paving trails
- Placing sod along the boulevards
Crews will also need to do overnight work next week to prepare the roadway prior to the traffic change. Traffic control equipment will be repositioned and old road lines removed. Then, new temporary lines will be striped to move both directions of traffic to the northern half.
During that time, traffic signals will go to flashing red lights at the Willow Drive and Brown Road intersections, effectively turning the intersections into a four-way stop.
It is important to stay alert during this time and to follow posted speed limits. Traffic changes, construction crews, equipment and work areas near the roadway will demand extra attention from road users.
Expect more traffic shifts
Over the next month, you will see additional traffic shifts along other segments of the Wayzata Boulevard project corridor as construction in those areas move onto the next stage.
More information will be provided prior to changes.
Progress update (August 18)
For the next few weeks, crews will be completing numerous roadway and utility activities.
The following is a brief overview:
Willow Drive to creek crossing (southern half)
- Removing old pavement and sidewalks
- Grading side street and driveway entrances
- Installing sanitary, watermain and storm sewers
Creek crossing to Mill Street
- Grading and paving driveways and parking lots
- Paving the roadway
- Pouring the remainder of sidewalks
Mill Street to Wolf Pointe Trail
- Grading at the east end of 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.
- CenturyLink: 1-877-837-5738
- Xcel Energy: 1-800-895-4999
- Mediacom: 1-855-633-4226
- CenterPoint Energy: project hotline - 612-321-5369 / restoration department - 612-321-5042