County Road 101 reconstruction

Minnetonka 

Hennepin County is reconstructing County Road 101 from County Road 62 to Hutchins Drive and making improvements to nearby city streets as part of this project.

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Construction updates

This reconstruction project is substantially complete. Between now and late July, residents and drivers can expect to see crews.

  • Establishing the multi-use trail and turf along the east side of the road.
  • Constructing the center median.
  • Paving and striping the roadway and crosswalks.

When complete this summer, County Road 101 in this area will have safer crossings for bicyclists and pedestrians, as well as additional turn lanes at key locations to reduce accidents and improve capacity.

Pavement and drainage systems have been improved and above ground utility lines have been buried. There is now a sidewalk on the west side on the road.

Project background

The road is being reconstructed to improve the overall structure, to change crossings to increase safety for bicyclists and pedestrians, and to add turn lanes at key locations to reduce accidents and improve capacity. Pavement and drainage systems will also be improved and above ground utility lines will be buried. There will be a sidewalk on the west side of the road and a multi-use trail on the east side.

The last major reconstruction for this road section was completed in the 1930's, when the original bituminous (asphalt) base was installed. The roadway has been resurfaced in subsequent years. This portion of County Road 101 is estimated to have a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) of 42 (100 being new surfacing), and a Present Serviceability Rating (PSR) of 2.36 (5 being flawless).

On August 26, 2013, The Minnetonka City Council approved the County Road 101 Preliminary Layout (dated August 7, 2013). The council’s approval identifies the end of the preliminary design phase and the point at which development of the detail construction documents begins.

During this time, meetings and conversations with property owners along the project corridor will continue as we work through additional details of the design and construction.

A public meeting was held on Tuesday January 29, 2013 at the Minnetonka Community Center. The design team listened to concerns and received comments from more than 50 attending residents. All in attendance were encouraged to take a comment form with them and submit the completed form to the Hennepin County project manager.

Informational mailing (PDF)

Presentation slides (PDF)

Environmental assessment worksheet (EAW) (PDF 18MB)

Record of Decision (ROD) (PDF)

City of Minnetonka project webpage

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