Powers Boulevard/Lake Lucy Road Pedestrian Crossing Improvements

Lake Lucy North Facing Rendering

Lake Lucy Road North Facing Rendering


The City of Chanhassen and Carver County have developed construction plans for pedestrian crossing safety improvements at the Powers Boulevard and Lake Lucy Road intersection in Chanhassen.

The proposed intersection design will seek to improve safety and efficiency through a number of improvements, including pedestrian-activated warning lights, a center median, and other alignment changes. These improvements are expected to improve pedestrian safety by increasing driver awareness, reducing street crossing distances, and improving sight lines.

The project has been bid and awarded to Valley Paving.  The work is expected to begin in late spring 2020 and be complete by fall 2020.  The work will be staged to allow Powers Boulevard to remain open to traffic, however short term closures of Lake Lucy Road will be needed.

  1. George Bender

    Assistant City Engineer
    Phone: (952) 227-1164

  2. Steve Ferraro

    Construction Manager/Engineering Technician IV
    Phone: (952) 227-1166

Project Updates

September 17, 2020

Thursday 9/17: Excavation occurring for pedestal foundations, handholes and cabinet pads. Roadway will be prepped for paving. Curb will be backfilled and prepped for topsoil.

Friday 9/18: Concrete foundations will be poured. Base courses of asphalt will be paved. Topsoil and turf restoration measures will be spread.

Week of 9/21: Trail will be temporarily patched with gravel and turf restoration measures will be finalized early in the week. Guardrail installation is scheduled for middle of the week. Pavement milling and wearing course overlay will occur toward the end of the week and striping following closely behind.

Week of 9/28: Tentative date to switch traffic lanes over to west and begin work on the east side of Powers Boulevard.

All of this is weather dependent, but as of this morning we are able to add the latest update with a few more details. 

September 16, 2020

This week: Class five will be graded and toleranced as the contractor preps for paving.  Backfilling curb and gutter will also take place, and the electrical contractor will be installing the concrete foundation for the mast arm. 
Next week: Bituminous paving, guard rail installation and restoration behind the curb, will all take place on the west side of the project. The trail on the east side of the project will be patched in with bituminous as well.

Related Resources

Current Traffic Control Layout 8.17.20

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