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.
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