Project on schedule for summer completion
Since work re-started in mid-April, crews have been able to keep on schedule with this year’s final activities for phase 2 reconstruction.
Grading and concrete work nearing completion
Earlier this month, work began to build up the new roadway and construct permanent roadway features along the northern half of Wayzata Boulevard between Birch's on the Lake and Luce Line Trail overpass, as well as Old Long Lake Road.
First, crews graded the new roadway, which is made up base layers of gravel. These layers are critical structural elements of the roadway. They provide a stable foundation needed to support the new curbs and pavement.
Concrete work followed with new concrete driveway aprons, curbs and gutters.
On Wednesday, May 15, crews will be completing some minor grading work prior to paving.
This photo shows the graded roadway, as well as poured concrete driveway aprons, curbs and gutters, along the northern half of Wayzata Boulevard between Lindawood Lane and Luce Line Trail overpass. When concrete is poured, it needs time to cure and strengthen.
Paving scheduled to begin Thursday, May 16
Once grading work is completed, paving can begin. Crews are anticipating paving work will begin Thursday. Paving will occur between Birch's on the Lake and Luce Line Trail overpass, as well as the southern half of Wayzata Boulevard near the Highway 12 ramps.
Weather permitting, work is expected to take two days to complete.
Traffic shift and new activities at east end start soon (Update: Thursday, May 16 at 10:44 a.m.)
Crews will begin work on the center lane of Wayzata Boulevard between Orono Montessori and Wayzata Boulevard West soon. The project anticipates work will begin Monday, May 20.
Construction activities will include grading and constructing permanent roadway features such as new pavement and concrete medians.
To accommodate this work, traffic will shift to the outer lanes between Orono Montessori and Wayzata Boulevard West. The traffic shifts are anticipated to happen Friday afternoon, May 17. Road line removal and re-striping will be completed before the shift.
The traffic shift and subsequent activities will not have any access impacts to nearby business driveways or side streets. Please exercise caution and stay alert as you navigate through the area.
As you travel through the construction area, please allow for extra time to travel through the area, as delays can occur. For your safety and the safety of our crews, we ask that you slow down and follow the instructions of our crews and signage.
Construction hours in Long Lake and Orono
As reconstruction work begins in Long Lake and Orono, area residents and businesses will notice different end times to construction due to noise ordinances in each city.
Orono construction hours
- Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Long Lake construction hours
- Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There could be times during the project when work will end later than construction hours or will continue overnight. Any construction work scheduled for after-hours or overnight will go through the proper approval process with the cities and notifications will also be sent out.