Flying Cloud Drive (County Road 61)

Hennepin County, in coordination with MnDOT, Carver County, and the cities of Eden Prairie and Chanhassen, is preparing for the reconstruction of Flying Cloud Drive (County Road 61) between Trunk Highway 101 and Charlson Road. This section of Flying Cloud Drive (County Road 61) was a turnback from the State of Minnesota in 2009 and was previously known as Highway 212. The project received municipal consent from the cities of Eden Prairie and Chanhassen in March of 2014. The project is in final design and right of way acquisition. Construction is currently scheduled to start in 2017. 

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Public involvement

Hennepin County has held three official open houses for the project. In addition County staff has met with individual property owners along the corridor to discuss the project.

Any comments or questions can be directed to Jason Staebell at 612-596-0371 or email

Open houses previously held

Open house #3: December 10, 2013

Open house #2: August 14th, 2013

Open house #1: April 18th, 2013

Project layouts

Project layout

    Approved Project layout for the west portion of the project (PDF)

    Approved Project layout for the east portion of the project (PDF)    

Open house documents

    Presentation slides from open house meetings (PDF)

Photo renderings


Project schedule

    March 2014 - Municipal Consent 
    May 2014 - Environmental assessment worksheet (EAW)

    2014 - Preliminary Design

    2015-2016 - Final design and right of way acquisition
    2017-2019 - Construction


Carver County Transportation Department
Lyndon Robjent, P.E. - Public Works Director/ County Engineer
Phone: 952-466-5206

City of Eden Prairie
Rod Rue, P.E. - City Engineer
Phone: 952-949-8314

City of Chanhassen
Paul Oehme, P.E. - Director of Public Works/City Engineer
Phone: 952-227-1169

MnDOT Highway 101 and County Road 61 project

In the summer of 2014, Carver County and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) began construction of the Highway 101 and County Road 61/Flying Cloud project. This project includes a new bridge on Highway 101 between Chanhassen and Shakopee. This project is currently scheduled to be done in the fall of 2015. For more details on the project visit the MnDOT 101/61 Southwest reconnection project webpage.

Environmental documents

Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) approval

In May 2014, Hennepin County provided a draft EAW for public comment. After the public comment concluded, staff reviewed comments and provided responses. The responses can be found in the Finding of Fact and Conclusion document below. 

Finding of Fact and Conclusion (PDF)

Finding of Fact and Conclusion distribution letter (PDF)

CSAH 61 (Flying Cloud Drive) EAW (PDF 12mb)

CSAH 61 (Flying Cloud Drive) EAW Appendixes (PDF 6mb)

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