Tanager Bridge reconstruction

County Road 15 in Orono

Hennepin County is planning to replace the Shoreline Drive Bridge (County Road 15) over Tanager Lake, frequently referred to as Tanager Bridge.

Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in early 2021. Until replacement, the bridge remains load restricted. Law enforcement is enforcing these restrictions.

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Project information

Learn more about the 2021 Tanager Bridge reconstruction project 

Hennepin County is scheduled to reconstruct the Shoreline Drive Bridge (County Road 15) over Tanager Lake in Orono this year. The bridge is more commonly referred to as the Tanager Bridge.

Starting as soon as late February, we will begin work to replace the Tanager Bridge and realign the bridge approaches on Shoreline Drive. This work will improve safety for people using the bridge and the channel below.

Join our online open house

We anticipate that crews will be onsite through most of 2021, and the project will impact how people travel in the area. Because of this, we are inviting you to join a live online open house for the project.

Wednesday, January 27 
4 p.m. 
Link to the event will be posted here

What will be covered

We expect the presentation to last approximately 30 minutes and cover the following:  

  • Project timeline 
  • Improvements the project will provide for people traveling through the area 
  • How to stay informed 

We will also provide additional information about bridge and channel closures, including an anticipated 60-day bridge closure to vehicle traffic at the beginning of the project.  

We will have project representatives to answer any questions you might have.     

How to attend and watch 

To attend, visit the project website on January 27 at 4 p.m. and click on the event link above. There is no need to register. If you cannot attend, we will post a recording of the open house on the website after the event.  

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