Minnetonka Boulevard repaving and restriping

County Road 5 in Minnetonka

Hennepin County will be repaving Minnetonka Boulevard (County Road 5) between Larchwood Drive and the northbound I-494 on-ramps. 

The paving project provides an opportunity to complete striping changes in several areas.

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Current work

Paving project to begin in Minnetonka

Weather permitting, crews will begin work Tuesday, September 5 on Minnetonka Boulevard (County Road 5) between Larchwood Drive and I-494.

The lane work to be completed in stages. First, the existing road is ground away (milled). Then, new road is paved (overlayed). Finally, new striping and pavement markings will be added.

Also, this work is done under traffic. This means traffic can continue to use the road. However, you should expect changes in the traffic configurations from day to day. It may take longer to travel through the area. For your safety and the safety of our crews, we ask that you obey all posted speed limits and slow down when crews are working.

Due to the nature of this work and the weather, the exact start and finish dates may vary. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed in roughly two weeks.

Restriping

Once the paving project is completed this area will be restriped. From Martha Lane to just west of Williston Road (near The Marsh), Minnetonka Boulevard will have one lane of traffic in each direction with a shared center lane for left turns. 

Benefits of restriping include:

  • narrowed lanes to encourage safer speeds
  • fewer issues with motorists going around turning vehicles
  • wider shoulders for cars to make right turns and emergency uses

Public involvement

An open house was held on February 8, 2017, where residents were invited to meet with county and city staff to discuss this project.

Attendees had an opportunity to ask questions or share comments – either by speaking directly with staff or submitting them in writing.

If you were unable to attend, but would like to offer feedback on the project, contact:

  • Will Manchester
    952-939-8232

Project overview

This summer, Hennepin County is planning to repave the road near the Minnetonka Community Center as part of its pavement maintenance effort. During early discussions, the idea to restripe the road based on current use and to improve safety was discussed by the county and the City of Minnetonka.

From Martha Lane to just west of Williston Road (near The Marsh), Minnetonka Boulevard would be one traffic lane in each direction with a shared center lane for left turns. At the key locations of Tonkawood Road, Martha Lane and the Minnetonka Fire Department and Police Station entrance, there would be dedicated left-turn lanes.

The benefits of this restriping include:

  • narrowed lanes to encourage safer speeds
  • fewer issues with motorists going around turning vehicles
  • wider shoulders for cars to make right turns and emergency uses

There may be additional refinement and enhancements as this project progresses.

Project layout (PDF)

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