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Flying Cloud Drive Stage 2 closure begins September 12
Starting Wednesday, September 12, crews will close Flying Cloud Drive to through traffic between Highway 101 and Spring Road to begin Stage 2 reconstruction.
People driving will now use the Stage 2 detour:
- Highway 101
- Pioneer Trail (Hennepin County Road 1/Carver County Road 14)
- Flying Cloud Drive
You will continue to be able to access local businesses, restaurants, the spring, employers and the airport during both stages of road closures.
Stage 2 detour (PDF)
Please note, the speed limit has been lowered from 55 to 45 miles per hour on Flying Cloud Drive between Spring Road (County Road 4) and Highway 101 for the 2018 construction season. Construction stages
The project is anticipated to be completed in two stages. Both stages are scheduled to include full closures to through traffic. The closures are needed due to the work area – including steep bluffs and nearby wetlands – and to complete the project within the schedule. Local access will be maintained for residents and businesses.
Stage 1: completed
Flying Cloud Drive has reopened from Charlson Road to Spring Road. Stage 1 included: reconstructing the Riley Creek Bridge, reconstructing Flying Cloud Drive between Spring Road and Charlson Road, building retaining walls, realigning Spring Road and paving the new road for a smoother ride.
There will be additional "outside the roadway" work between Spring Road and Highway 101 that will not require full travel lane closures.
Stage 2: fall 2018 - fall 2019
The second stage will take between 12 and 14 months to complete. It involves working on Flying Cloud Drive from Spring Road and Highway 101.