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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Current work

Light construction activity continues

Speed limit sign installation

Crews will be installing permanent speed limit signs later in September. Until then, current construction speed limits remain in place.

Library access 

Crews are reviewing options for improving access to the library for eastbound traffic on Minnetonka Boulevard. 

An improved County Road 101 

This segment of County Road 101 has been fully reconstructed, with new curbs, gutters, drainage, utilities, underlying soils and pavement. There is now a sidewalk on the west side on the road. There also are safer crossings for bicyclists and pedestrians, as well as additional turn lanes at key locations to reduce accidents and improve capacity for this segment.

Project background

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. Prior to the reconstruction,this portion of County Road 101 was 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).

January 2013 public meeting

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

August 2013 preliminary approval

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.

After this approval, meetings and conversations with property owners along the project corridor continued to work through additional details of the design and construction.

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