Willow Drive to Brown Road
Grading work wraps up next week
For the next week, crews will complete grading work on the southern half of Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112) between Willow Drive and Brown Road (County Road 146).
Concrete work begins this week
As grading comes to an end, the focus will now shift towards concrete work for the next three weeks, as crews are ready to pour new curbs and gutters, and driveways.
Starting Friday, October 13, crews will begin pouring new curbs and gutters along the southern half. This work is expected to take up to two days, weather permitting.
When crews finish pouring curbs and gutters, new aprons through driveway entrances will be poured. First, forms will be constructed to outline where the aprons will be poured. Then, crews will pour the concrete and let it cure.
With new concrete, curing time is needed to get it up to the strength needed to support traffic.
Driveway entrance closures during apron work
Some of the business driveway entrances along the southern half will close for up to a week in order for crews to form, pour and cure the driveway aprons before opening up the driveway to traffic.
During these short-term closures, detour signage will be provided to guide traffic using Willow Drive and Daniels Street.
Paving work follows
When curb and gutter, and apron work are complete, paving will begin between Willow Drive and Brown Road. Weather permitting, paving is expected to take two days.
Brown Road to Mill Street
Underground utility work begins on the northern half
Last week, old pavement and concrete were removed on the northern half of Wayzata Boulevard between the creek crossing and Mill Street.
Until the end of next week, crews will be busy replacing underground utilities, including private utility, storm sewer and watermain lines.
Crews set up utility lines in preparation for underground utility work on the northern half of Wayzata Boulevard between Lake and Mill streets.
Side street access and driveways to close intermittently
As underground utility work continues, access to Lake Street, Mill Street and business driveways along the northern half will intermittently close.
Crews will keep at least one of the side streets will remain open to ensure residents and businesses have access during this work.
Road users should expect additional short-term intermittent closures for the next month during grading, concrete and paving work.
Mill Street to Wolf Pointe Trail
Traffic shifts starting Tuesday, October 10
On Tuesday morning, October 10, crews will shift westbound traffic between Mill Street and Wolf Pointe Trail to the newly paved temporary lanes along the southern half of Wayzata Boulevard. This new traffic configuration will remain in place until the shoreline work is completed in 2018.
A road roller compacts the newly paved asphalt in preparation for the traffic switch.
Motorists should expect it to take longer to get through the area during the shift and plan accordingly.
Please obey all speed limit signs and stay alert. Construction crews will be working throughout the corridor. And flaggers will be onsite, as vehicles may be entering and exiting the road at various locations.
Full access for Wolf Pointe Woods and Southwood Shores
Once traffic shifts onto the temporary lanes, residents and visitors of Wolf Pointe Woods and Southwood Shores townhomes will have full ability to turn-in and turn-out of the driveways.
Progress update (October 11)
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
- Completing concrete and paving work along the southern half
Creek crossing to Mill Street
- Private and public utility work on the northern half
- Grading on the northern half
Mill Street to Wolf Pointe Trail
- Beginning work along the Long Lake shoreline
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