All lanes of Wayzata Boulevard open for winter
Last week, crews finished paving the final layer of asphalt and placed permanent striping on Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112) between Willow Drive and Mill Street.
Wayzata Boulevard is now reopen to all traffic along this segment.
Thank you for your patience while we worked to reconstruct and improve this important route this year.
We hope you enjoy the new roadway features in the completed segment, including:
- new road surface offering a smoother ride
- dedicated right turn lanes
- shared left turn lane
- updated signals for motor vehicle traffic and people walking
- new spaces and features for people walking, on bicycles or needing accessibility features
Crews will remain in the area over the next few weeks to wrap up the remaining construction activities for 2017. This work will have minimal impact to traffic.
Current construction activities
Willow Drive to Mill Street
Light work to continue for next few weeks
A few construction activities remain over the next few weeks, like placing temporary erosion control blankets along the boulevards for the winter and installing street lights.
Also, the traffic system at Lake Street will be operational on Thursday, November 30. In the meantime, the intersection will remain a four-way stop.
To cap off 2017, touch-up and clean-up work will be completed throughout the corridor. This work will make sure the road is ready for winter travel, as well as for snow and ice removal by county crews.
Crews will return in 2018 to complete sidewalk work on Lake Street, landscaping and additional streetscape work along this segment to complete construction along this segment.
Long Lake shoreline restoration
Foundational work begins near Martha Lane
This week, crews are excavating just east of Martha Lane to begin building a permanent retaining wall near the Long Lake shoreline. Next week, crews will begin building the foundation for the new wall in the area. Work will continue in the area and will last as late as it is possible through the end of the year.
Crews will return in 2018 to complete construction of the retaining walls.
Shoreline work continues
Over the last few weeks, crews began constructing reinforced slopes along the east end of the shoreline using a geogrid fabric system to better distribute weight and improve the strength of the newly constructed shoreline.
This week, work will progress west as crews will construct the reinforced slopes along the center of the shoreline.
In early December, crews will implement their stabilization plan for the winter season. The plan will include placing straw mulch and biologs (fabric tubes containing erosion control materials) to stabilize the shoreline for the winter until spring 2018, when restoration work resumes.
Shoreline restoration work will continue as late as it is possible through the end of the year.
Private utility work
In addition to the county’s reconstruction efforts, private utility companies are also active in the area. They are splicing, relocating and placing new service lines along Wayzata Boulevard in Long Lake and Orono.
As a result, intermittent service interruptions can occur. When interruptions or outages happen, we recommend those impacted to contact their service provider directly. This will allow the private utility companies to locate and resolve the issue. Below are contact information of the private utility companies working in the area.
- CenturyLink: 1-877-837-5738
- Xcel Energy: 1-800-895-4999
- Mediacom: 1-855-633-4226
- CenterPoint Energy: project hotline - 612-321-5369 / restoration department - 612-321-5042