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 and construction is anticipated to begin in mid 2015.  

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Environmental documents

Written comments can be submitted to Jason Staebell via email at or by mail to 1600 Prairie Drive, Medina, MN 55340. The comment period will be open through June 25, 2014.

Links to documents:

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

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

Printed copies of the EAW are also available for public review in the following locations

  • Hennepin County Transportation Department, 1600 Prairie Drive, Medina MN
  • Hennepin County Library – Eden Prairie Branch, 565 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie MN
  • Eden Prairie Public Works Department, City Center, 8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie MN
  • Carver County Library – Chanhassen Branch, 7711 Kerber Boulevard, Chanhassen MN
  • Carver County Public Works, 11360 Highway 212, Cologne MN
  • City of Chanhassen, Public Works, 7700 Market Blvd, Chanhassen MN

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

Learn more

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

    Visualization 1

    Visualization 2

Project schedule

    March 2014 - Municipal Consent 
    May 2014 - Environmental assessment worksheet (EAW)
    2014-2015 - Final design and right of way acquisition
    2016-2018 - 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

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