Reconstruction of the northern half underway
Between Birch's on the Lake and Luce Line Trail overpass
With traffic shifted to the southern half of the road, the focus of the project will shift to reconstructing the northern half between Birch's on the Lake and the Luce Line Trail overpass. For the remainder of this year, weather permitting, crews will focus on completing some key construction activities such as replacing underground utility lines, grading and pouring concrete curbs, gutters and driveway aprons.
Major construction activities completed along shoreline area
During the week of October 22, crews completed major reconstruction activities along the shoreline area. The work included the construction of the new pedestrian refuge island and paving the final layer of asphalt between Martha Lane and Wolf Pointe Trail.
Newly paved Wayzata Boulevard between Martha Lane and Wolf Pointe Trail.
The new pedestrian island raises the visibility of the crossing and provides a refuge point for trail users.
Finishing work continues
With major reconstruction complete in this area, crews will work on various short-term activities, until the end of November.
These short-term activities, which will have minor impacts to traffic, will include:
- Installing monument signs
- Grinding in permanent striping
- Final seeding and minor landscaping
- Completing touch-up and clean-up work
- Removing construction-related signs, cones and equipment
Once all this work is complete, we will have reached the end of work on phase one. This phase included work between Willow Drive and Wolf Pointe Trail. Crews will continue work on phase two, which covers the segment between Wolf Pointe Trail and Wayzata Boulevard West.
We thank you for your continued patience and understanding while we improve Wayzata Boulevard in Long Lake and Orono.
Construction hours in Long Lake and Orono
With reconstruction work begins in Long Lake and Orono, area residents and businesses will notice different end times to construction due to noise ordinances of each city.
In Orono, the construction hours are:
- Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In Long Lake, the construction hours are:
- Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There will be times throughout the project where work will end later than construction hours or will continue on overnight. Any construction work scheduled for after-hours or overnight will go through the proper approval process.
Dust, noise and vibrations in the construction area
Crews will be using large construction equipment throughout construction, creating dust, noise and slight vibrations. Dust, noise and vibrations are a normal part of a construction project.
The project team is working in accordance with noise ordinances set by both cities of Long Lake and Orono. The team also has a vibration control plan and vibration monitors, if necessary, to use along the corridor to make sure that vibrations stay within standard acceptable limits. Dust is being monitored and controlled in order to keep levels at a minimum.
If you have concerns or questions about noise and/or vibrations, please contact the project at 612-543-4275.