Crews remain busy along shoreline
Bypass lanes removed
Since early August, crews began removing the temporary bypass area along the southern half of Wayzata Boulevard between Martha Lane and Cemetery Road. This week, crews completed the removals.
Underground utility work nearing completion
During the next three weeks, into early September, crews will wrap up underground utility work in the shoreline area, remove the last of the temporary road features and begin grading for the new roadway.
Once grading is complete, crews will begin constructing the permanent roadway features to include concrete curbs and gutters, driveway aprons and paving.
Temporary sheet piling removal begins next week; anticipate delays
During the week of August 20, crews will remove the temporary sheet pilings along the southern half of Wayzata Boulevard.
Large equipment are required on site to safely remove the pilings. As a result, there will be intermittent lane closures throughout the week with flaggers on site to guide traffic around the work.
Please anticipate delays and allow yourself some extra time to reach destinations in the area.
Sheet pilings are long structural steel sections that keep soil in place. These were installed in spring 2017 to allow crews to construct the temporary bypass lanes for the Long Lake shoreline restoration.
Utility work and pavement removals to the east continue
Utility work to continue next two to three weeks; will impact access
Crews continue underground utility work along the southern half of Wayzata Boulevard between Glenmoor and Greenhill lanes. Underground utility work is expected to continue for the next two to three weeks, into early September.
During this work, there will be intermittent closures of Glenmoor, Heather, Russell and Greenhill lanes entrances as crews continue work in the area.
Local residents and their visitors on these connecting streets will still have access during these intermittent entrance closures as we will keep at least one entrance open at all times.
To inform residents which entrances are closed, we will place signs along Glenmoor Lane where each of the side streets connect.
Pavement removals through late August; will impact access
During the week of August 13, crews began removing pavement along the southern half of Wayzata Boulevard between Old Long Lake Road and Wayzata Boulevard West.
During this work, there will be brief closures to driveways and street entrances off of Wayzata Boulevard between Old Long Lake Road and Luce Line Trail overpass. The brief closure will allow crews to remove pavement and gravel the area to reopen the entrances.
Once the pavement is removed, crews will begin underground utility work.
It is important to follow posted speed limits and construction signs to help you navigate through work zone, including evenings and weekends. Please allow yourself some extra time to reach destinations in the area.