Road widening work begins
On Thursday, July 27, crews started work in preparation for upcoming repaving and restriping of Minnetonka Boulevard (County Road 5) from Larchwood Drive to Highway 494.
Hennepin County crews began widening the road in key areas to accommodate for extra turn lanes. This work will also involve culvert and curb replacements.
In addition, other entities are working in the area to complete various projects before the new pavement goes down.
As a result of these projects, there will be lane restrictions along sections of Minnetonka Boulevard. Road users should expect changes in the traffic configurations and flaggers directing traffic. 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 where crews are working.
Repaving work to begin week of September 5
Once the road widening is complete, we anticipate beginning paving operations on the week of September 5, weather permitting. We will send an update as we get closer to beginning this work.