Shoreline Drive Bridge over Tanager Lake

County Road 15 in Orono

Hennepin County is preparing preliminary plans for the replacement of the Shoreline Drive Bridge (County Road 15) over Tanager Lake.

Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in late 2019 or 2020.

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Project information

Bridge joint sealing begins Tuesday, October 16

On Tuesday, October 16, bridge maintenance crews are scheduled to do routine maintenance on the Tanager Bridge.

Originally scheduled to be completed earlier in October, rain over the last few weeks postponed the work.

Access and timing

Weather permitting, the joint sealing work will take place on Monday under traffic. However, traffic will be down to a single lane. We will have flaggers on site to guide you around the work.

We anticipate this work to take up to three hours to complete. To limit impacts to traffic, work will be completed during the off-peak hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

Please expect delays when traveling through the area while crews are working. For your safety and the safety of our crews, please exercise caution and slow down as you travel through the area. 

Traffic configuration changes on the existing bridge

In September, bridge maintenance crews completed traffic realignment work on the existing Shoreline Drive Bridge (County Road 15) over Tanager Lake.

As part of the work, crews restriped the bridge and its approaches, and placed concrete barricades with colored attenuators to help guide people along the new alignment. The bridge will continue to be weight-restricted.

Taking these steps help prolong the use of the bridge until it can be replaced, which is anticipated to begin in the next one to two years.

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