Project Updates

October 7, 2021

The concrete subcontractor began working on-site today and is planning to complete the remaining concrete work next week.  Grading for the street is scheduled to occur next Thursday and Friday.  Paving of the remainder of the base course to TH 7 is scheduled to occur the following week on October 18 & 19.  Grading and paving for the trail is also planned for the week beginning October 18.  The contractor then plans to move some of the restoration and punch list activities ahead of the wear course paving. 

As always, these predicted activities are weather dependent.

September 30, 2021

The concrete contractor has been rescheduled to be on-site to install curb & gutter and pedestrian ramps beginning Wednesday, October 6th.  The remaining concrete work should take approximately three days. 

The paving work will begin October 14th and is scheduled to be wrapped up on the 18th, weather permitting.  Base course paving of the remainder of the roadway will occur first, followed by the trail paving and driveway patches, and conclude with the wear course paving.  The lighting will be re-installed shortly after it has been paved.  Striping and final restoration will also follow the paving.  The contractor will continue to remove materials and equipment from the site and storage yard. 

The temporary signal at TH 5 is scheduled to be removed the week beginning Monday, October 25th.  The City continues to advocate to MnDOT to leave it in place, but as of today we have not been granted approval to do so.

September 24, 2021

The contractor has completed the installation of the water system. Utility work on the storm structures have been completed. Reclaim operations were completed today and will be followed by grading, re-compaction, and tolerancing tasks in addition to adjusting manhole castings and gate valves in preparation for paving the base course of asphalt will begin next week. The contractor will begin to focus on the concrete work (curb and mow strip) and trail grading next week. Re-paving of the remainder of the base course is tentatively set for the week of October 8th.

September 9, 2021

The contractor continues to work on completing the installation of the entirety of the water system.  The mainline work has been completed including the tie-in from burst section to burst section.  The contractor still has a couple hydrants and a few services left to complete.  These should be completed by early next week to allow for testing of the remaining watermain to occur.  After testing has been completed the remainder of the homes on temporary water will be switched back to their normal service.  

Utility work on the storm structures should be completed soon.  The contractor will then begin to focus on the concrete work (curb and mow strip) and trail grading.  Reclaiming of the remainder of the existing pavement is tentatively scheduled for the end of next week.  Re-paving of the remainder of the base course is tentatively set for the following week.

September 2, 2021

The section of Minnewashta Parkway between Landings Drive and TH 7 will be re-opened on Friday.  The excavation for watermain across the street near TH 7 has been completed.  Next week, the contractor will continue to work on ancillary components related to the watermain such as hydrants and services. 

Removal of excess gravel and trail asphalt between Glendale Drive and Linden Circle will also continue to occur next week.  Some lining work in the sanitary sewer main near Landings Drive is scheduled for next week.  Lastly, work on the curb and gutter between Glendale Drive and Linden Circle will begin to occur next week. 

The Contractor is not planning to work over the holiday weekend and on Labor Day.  They will have staff visit the site as needed for dust control or to respond as needed to precipitation events.  Please have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!

August 26, 2021

The Contractor will be closing a short section of Minnewashta Parkway from the north side of the intersection at Landings Drive to TH 7 for a maximum of 5 days beginning next Monday.  The contractor needs to excavate across the street in order to finish the replacement of the watermain.  Signage will be added in this area to clearly delineate this road closure.  Access to Minnewashta Parkway from TH 7 will be temporarily unavailable as the turn lanes in TH 7 will be barreled off.  Please utilize alternate routing during this closure such as diverting south along Minnewashta Parkway to TH 5 or utilizing the access to TH 7 at Leslee Curve.

Other work will also be occurring on the watermain such as hydrant installations, tie-ins, and work on a few services. Storm sewer work will begin from Glendale Drive to Linden Circle weather permitting.  Site restoration will continue to occur during this time as well. Trail work and curb replacement work will begin after the storm sewer task is completed. There will also be some lining work occurring in the sanitary sewer system.

Be aware of the coned off areas along Minnewashta Parkway between Kings Road and Glendale Drive.  Please proceed with caution through this area as manhole castings and gate valve boxes are being raised in preparation for paving the final lift of asphalt.   

August 19, 2021

This week the contractor reconnected the water main from just north of Linden Circle through Landings Drive, and they have begun to work on the watermain north of the intersection at Landings Drive.  Please be aware when going through this area there will be crew persons directing you where to go, as needed.  Residents accessing Landings Drive, continue to be advised to allow additional time for vehicular trips and route to the south from the intersection with Minnewashta Parkway.  When coming into the area, please use the intersection at TH 5 or the intersection at Leslee Curve and TH 7. 

Over the next few weeks, the contractor will continue to install hydrants and reconnect the services for the individual homes along the parkway that are on temporary water.  They will also be working on concrete curb and gutter removals north of Glendale Drive, as well as continuing to work on some storm structures.  Placement of topsoil is in progress and seeding will occur in the near future for prepared areas. 

Please use caution as manholes are in the process of being raised through the pavement, from Kings Road to Glendale Drive. 

August 16, 2021

This past week the contractor tied the watermain at Linden Circle into Minnewashta Parkway and began to work on the watermain near Landings Drive.  Please be aware construction staff may need to direct you from time to time where to go as needed based on construction activities being performed.  Residents accessing Landings Drive are advised to allow some extra time for vehicular trips.

 The contractor also continues to reconnect the services to individual homes along the parkway that are on temporary water.

 The trail from Round House park to the North is scheduled to be paved on Tuesday, August 17th (weather permitting).

 The painting of the striping and crosswalks south of Kings Rd has also been completed.

August 5, 2021

Re-paving of the base course of asphalt was completed this week between Kings Rd and just short of Glendale Dr.  The wear course of pavement was re-paved on the section of road from Red Cedar Pt Rd to just south of Kings Rd.  Striping will occur from 77th St to Kings Rd over the next few days. The grading and re-paving of the trail between north of Kings Rd to Glendale will begin next week.

Water services will continue to be installed north of Glendale next week.  Water main work will occur at the intersection of Linden Circle and Minnewashta Parkway next week.  The south side of median at Linden will remain open for traffic accessing the neighborhood.  The north side of the median will be closed to facilitate the utility work.  Please use caution and drive slowly through this area. 

Re-construction of a portion of the retaining wall adjacent to Rocky Island Ln will also occur next week.

July 23, 2021

On Monday, July 26 the traffic control will be modified to close north of Kings Road all the way to TH 7.  This area will only be open to residents and necessary traffic to their property.  All other traffic should use the southern section between TH 5 and Kings Road for accessing Minnewashta Parkway. 

Concrete work will begin north of Kings Road on Monday, July 26.  Paving is expected to occur during the first week in August from north of Kings Road to south of Glendale Drive.  Pipe bursting of the watermain will be occurring between Glendale Drive and Linden Circle.  The contractor will also be working on other excavations behind the bursting operation the next couple of weeks.

July 16, 2021

Paving operations of the street for the asphalt base are scheduled for today from Kings Rd to Red Cedar Point. Also the trail section that heads down to the dock and beach area located across from Roundhouse Park will be paved tomorrow. Please use caution if using the beach or dock when paving operations are ongoing and please avoid this area if possible. 

North of Kings Rd to Linden Circle will be for residents only, so please utilize an alternative route as needed.

 The third phase of temporary water is up and working well for the residents affected in that area. Soil corrections and grading operations of the street from North of Kings Rd and curb removals will begin next week.

July 8, 2021

Concrete curb and the concrete trail section placement is ongoing this week between Red Cedar Point Road and Kings Road. Paving operations in the roadway and trail from Red Cedar Point Road and Kings Road is tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 19th. The road closure from Red Cedar Point Road and Kings Road is tentatively scheduled to come down on Monday, July 26th and at that time the road closure from the North side of Kings Road to Linden Circle will be put into place. Local residents will have access to their properties in the road closure. 

Reclaim operations are scheduled for tomorrow Friday, July 9th from North of Glendale Drive to Linden Circle. Once this is done, the crews will begin the next phase of the project from Glendale Drive to Linden Circle. 

Storm sewer work, the installation and connection of temporary water, pipe bursting operations, and grading operations will begin next week on Monday, July 12th from Glendale Drive to Linder Circle.


July 1, 2021

As was posted in last week’s update, the water main within the current phase has passed testing and the contractor has been working to get homes back off of the above ground temporary water system and back to the normal underground water system. 

The maintenance work for the lift station near Kings Rd and the replacement of the adjoining sanitary forcemain has been completed as of today. 

Concrete work in association with the trail from Red Cedar Point Rd to Kings Rd will occur next week and paving the week after - weather permitting.  Next week, the construction crew will also grade and prepare the gravel from Red Cedar Point Rd to Kings Rd in preparation for paving the following week. 

The next phase of temporary water has been laid out and is being tested for the residents north of Glendale Dr to the south side of Linden Cir. This section of water can’t be activated until it has passed bacteria testing.  Once it has passed the required testing the contractor will begin moving residents over to the system. 

The contractor plans to consolidate materials and equipment for the weekend. This will help facilitate walking and driving during the long weekend and give the public improved access to the beach and park for the holiday weekend.  Please have a happy and safe July 4th holiday weekend!

June 24, 2021

Work has begun on the lift station south of Round House park. This work includes excavating pits between Kings Rd and Glendale Dr to burst the existing pipe for the new force main from the lift station.  Someone from the construction crew will be onsite 24/7 while the pump station is in bypass mode.

The contractor has completed testing the new water main between Red Cedar Point and Kings Rd. The watermain has been put back in service. Once the force main work is completed the contractor will begin working on the services to each home.  The contractor has also begun preparations for the next phase of temp water from Glendale Dr to Linden Cir.  Manhole castings have been lowered in the roadway to prepare for the reclaiming of the bituminous surface tentatively on July 8.

From time to time as residents are going through the road closed to through traffic zone in the construction area there will be construction activities underway and you may be asked to wait or find another way around the construction taking place.  Please be courteous within the construction area as workers and equipment will be in the vicinity and they are trying to be safe.  When in doubt, please stop and ask a crew member which way is the easiest to go to where you are trying to get to.

The road closed section between Red Cedar Pt and Kings Rd is planned to be re-opened prior to the July 4th holiday.  Please use caution going through this area as it will be only re-open to thru traffic.


June 21, 2021

The contractor has hit an unmarked powerline resulting in a power outage that affects residents in the area and has also resulted in the signal system at Hwy 5 being out of service.  We are in communication with the power company, however at this time we do not have an estimate for when power will be restored.

June 18, 2021


Current Construction Status:

  • The road is currently closed from Red Cedar Point Rd. to Kings Rd. It is only open to emergency vehicles and buses at this time. Please use alternate routes to access properties outside of this area. This closure is scheduled to end on July 2nd
  • Please proceed with caution within the ‘Road Closed to Thru Traffic’ work zones and respect the construction signage.  Slow down and drive safely. 
  • The City requests that local residents please use access through the ‘Road Closed to Thru Traffic’ zones to access their property.  If you live in or south of Red Cedar Point Rd., please use TH 5 and if you are north of Kings Rd., please use TH 7 for access. 

Planned Construction Activities:

  • Pipe-bursting operations for the water main are ongoing from Stratford Ln. to Glendale Dr.

  • Testing is ongoing on the new water main line recently installed from Red Cedar point to Glendale Dr. The contractor will begin transitioning off the temporary water back to water services if bacteria test results come back good. The next area from Glendale Dr. to Linden circle will be getting set up on temporary water beginning next week.

  • Work has begun on the lift station at the intersection of Kings Road and Minnewashta Parkway. There will be someone from the construction crew onsite 24/7 while the pump station is being worked on, and in bypass mode. Generators will be running around the clock for the bypass work.

  • Storm sewer construction will begin near the Lift station late next week.


June 3, 2021


Current Construction Status:

  • The road is currently closed from Red Cedar Point Rd. to Kings Rd. It is only open to emergency vehicles and buses at this time. Please use alternate routes to access properties outside of this area. This closure is scheduled to end on July 2nd
  • Please proceed with caution within the ‘Road Closed to Thru Traffic’ work zones and respect the construction signage.  Slow down and drive safely. 
  • The City requests that local residents please use access through the ‘Road Closed to Thru Traffic’ zones to access their property.  If you live in or south of Red Cedar Point Rd., please use TH 5 and if you are north of Kings Rd., please use TH 7 for access. 

Planned Construction Activities:

  • Landscaping plantings and material will be installed tomorrow, June 4th on the east side of Minnewashta Parkway just north of 77th St on top of the retaining wall. No other work will occur tomorrow on the project. 
  • On Saturday, June 5th – sections of Minnewashta Parkway where it is currently gravel will be maintained and sprayed by a water truck for dust control.  
  • Pipe-bursting operations for the water main are ongoing from Stratford Ln. to Glendale Dr.


May 27, 2021


Current Construction Status:

  • The road is currently closed from Red Cedar Point Rd. to Kings Rd. It is only open to emergency vehicles and buses at this time. Please use alternate routes to access properties outside of this area. This closure is scheduled to end on July 2nd
  • Please proceed with caution within the ‘Road Closed to Thru Traffic’ work zones and respect the construction signage.  Slow down and drive safely. 
  • The City requests that local residents please use access through the ‘Road Closed to Thru Traffic’ zones to access their property.  If you live in or south of Red Cedar Point Rd., please use TH 5 and if you are north of Kings Rd., please use TH 7 for access. 

Planned Construction Activities:

  • No work will occur for the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 31st
  • Work is scheduled to start back up on Tuesday, June 1st – this work will consist of fusing pipe together for a sanitary sewer bypass, hydrants being installed and relocated, and reconstructing storm sewer. 
  • Pipe-bursting operations for the water main are ongoing from Stratford Ln. to Glendale Dr.


May 21, 2021


Paving operations for placement of the final wear course on Minnewashta Parkway (from south of 77th St. to Red Cedar Point Rd.) have been delayed due to the rain.  The contractor has rescheduled the paving operation for Saturday, May 22.

May 20, 2021

Paving operations for the placement of the final wear course on Minnewashta Parkway from south of 77th St. to Red Cedar Point Rd. are rescheduled for Friday, May 21--Weather permitting.

May 18, 2021

Current Construction Status:

  • The road is currently closed from Red Cedar Point Rd. to Kings Rd.  It is only open to emergency vehicles and buses at this time.  Please use alternate routes to access properties outside of this area.
  • Please proceed with caution within the ‘Road Closed to Thru Traffic’ work zones and respect the construction signage.  Slow down and drive safely.
  • The City requests that local residents please use access through the ‘Road Closed to Thru Traffic’ zones to access their property.  If you live in or south of Red Cedar Point Rd., please use TH 5 and if you are north of Kings Rd., please use TH 7 for access.
  • The temporary water piping system has been tested and is currently in use.
  • Pipe-bursting operations for the water main are in progress from Stratford Ln. to Glendale Dr.

Planned Construction Activities:

  • Paving operations are scheduled for today, May 18th - Intermittently from  77th St to Red Cedar Point Rd.
  • Water main and utility work are starting today at the intersection of Kings Rd. and Minnewashta Parkway.
  • Paving operations for the placement of the final wear course on Minnewashta Parkway from south of 77th St. to Red Cedar Point Rd. are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, May 19--Weather permitting.
  • Hydro seeding operations along the trail on Minnewashta Parkway are scheduled for today, May 18th.


May 7, 2021

Current Construction Status:

  • The road is currently closed from Red Cedar Point Rd. to Kings Rd.  It is only open to emergency vehicles and buses at this time.  Please use alternate routes to access properties outside of this area.
  • Please proceed with caution within the ‘Road Closed to Thru Traffic’ work zones and respect the construction signage.  Slow down and drive safely.
  • The City requests that local residents please use access through the ‘Road Closed to Thru Traffic’ zones to access their property.  If you live in or south of Red Cedar Point Rd., please use TH 5 and if you are north of Kings Rd., please use TH 7 for access.
  • Directional drilling of the water main has been completed from Red Cedar Point Rd to Kings Rd.
  • The temporary water piping system has been tested and is currently in use.

Planned Construction Activities:

  • Paving operations for the trail section are scheduled for Friday, May 7th - from 77th St to Red Cedar Point Rd.
  • Grading operations for the road are in progress from Red Cedar Point Rd. to Kings Rd.
  • Concrete curb repairs are tentatively scheduled for next week starting on Monday, May 10 - weather permitting from Red Cedar Point Rd. to Kings Rd.
  • Pipe-bursting operations for the water main are in progress from Kings Rd. to the north.


April 27, 2021

Current Construction Status:

  • The road is currently closed from Red Cedar Point Rd to Kings Rd.  It is only open to emergency vehicles and buses at this time.  Please use alternate routes to access properties outside of this area.
  • Please proceed with caution within the ‘Road Closed to Thru Traffic’ work zones and respect the construction signage.  Slow down and drive safely.
  • The temporary signal at TH5 and Minnewashta Parkway has been turned on today (Tuesday, April 27) and is fully functioning.
  • The City requests local residents please utilize access through the ‘Road Closed to Thru Traffic’ zones to access their property.  If you live in or south of Red Cedar Point Rd please use TH 5 and if you are north of Kings Rd please use TH 7 for access.

Planned Construction Activities:


  • Directional drilling of the water main is in progress from Red Cedar Point Rd to Kings Rd.
  • Concrete curb repairs are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, April 28 - weather permitting - from Tristan Dr to Red Cedar Point Rd and concrete work behind the curb line where applicable from Minnewashta Ct to Red Cedar Point Rd where applicable.
  • Installation and testing for the temporary water piping system is in progress. The contractor will be setting their equipment for pipe bursting operations from Kings Rd to the north along Minnewashta Parkway. 
  • The Contractor is also working on the trail section in preparation for it to be installed later on in the project.



April 22, 2021

Contractors will be installing temporary traffic signal heads and overhead wires at the intersection of T.H. 5 and Minnewashta Parkway. The timeframe for this work will be a four-hour window starting at 10 PM on Thursday, April 22 and running until 2 AM on Friday, April 23. During this time traffic will be intermittently stopped to install overhead cables. The signal is tentatively scheduled to be turned on Tuesday, April 27 at 9 AM.


April 15, 2021

The temporary signal work is in progress at TH5. Reclaim operations on the trail will begin tomorrow, starting at 77th St and Minnewashta Parkway and will continue moving to the north along Minnewashta Parkway. Directional drilling of the watermain is tentatively scheduled to begin next week from Red Cedar Point Rd to Kings Rd. The road is currently closed from Red Cedar Point Rd to Kings Rd. Please proceed with caution, look for signs and comply with road closures, slow down, and drive safely.


April 13, 2021

The temporary signal at TH5 is expected to be operational on or around April 26.

March 31, 2021

Contractors will resume work activities on April 6, 2021 on the project. Work will be occurring from Red Cedar Point to Kings Road consisting of lowering manholes for road reclaim operations, fusing water main pipe together, and other various construction activities. Please expect construction traffic and deliveries. The staging area will be at Roundhouse Park where construction equipment and materials will be staged. Please proceed with caution, slow down, and drive safely.

2021 -Phase II


  • Hwy 7 Eastbound Detour  -This map shows the MnDOT Hwy 7 project which is not directly associated with any City of Chanhassen project, but the project construction will occur concurrently with the Minnewashta Parkway construction in 2020.  This project has been completed.

December 16, 2020


Contractors have finished up the work for this season.  Construction on Phase II of the project (KIngs Road to Hwy 7) is scheduled to begin in May of 2021.

November 19, 2020

Poles were installed at Highway 5 this week, in preparation for the installation of the temporary signal system, for use during the 2021 construction season.  The temporary all-way stop control at the Kings Road intersection will be removed until construction resumes in 2021.  There has been a significant delay at the manufacturing facility of the speed display signs due to COVID-19.  When the signs are ultimately delivered, the plan is to install the sign in the Phase 1 area.  The sign will be located approximately 400 feet south of Red Cedar Point Road.

The contractor is currently working on the stormwater pond clean-out, and will continue to temporarily stabilize the disturbed areas in preparation for winter.  Final restoration will take place in the spring.  The contractor is planning to be completed with their major operations in 2020, by Thanksgiving.  They will fully sweep the entire construction area before they demobilize for the winter.

November 12, 2020

Paving was completed on Minnewashta Parkway.  The contractors will be preparing for the winter weather season with work including, manhole raising, sign clean up, and temporary soil stabilization.  There will also be outlet structure work along the west side of the parkway continuing until the end of the month.


November 5, 2020

Paving is planned for all day Saturday, November 7th, beginning at 8AM and continuing throughout the day with the base coarse going in. Any additional paving not completed on Saturday will be completed Monday, including trails, driveways and side streets. As always this is weather dependent.
There will be final work ahead of winter, including manhole raising, sign clean up, and temporary soil stabilization going on next week. There will also be outlet structure work along the west side of the parkway continuing until the end of the month.


October 29, 2020

The water service work has wrapped up for this year, sewer work will continue into the middle of next week.  Spot curb repairs will continue into next week with the machine pour to be finished up by Friday, Nov. 6th.  Milling of the road surface is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 2nd, from West 77th Street to just north of Maple Shores Drive.  Base paving of Minnewashta Parkway is on the horizon, and will be updated, as to a more specific date, next week.  All schedules are weather dependent and it looks good for next week.


October 22, 2020

Starting this Saturday, contractors will start curb and pavement removals from Maple Shores Drive to Red Cedar Point Road.  They will be working on a soil correction in the roadway, which will require a large dig extending to 600 feet south of the intersection of Red Cedar Point Road. (See Map)  Residents living in the Red Cedar Point area and to the north, will need to enter the neighborhood from Hwy 7 and anyone needing to access the area south of Maple Shores Drive will have to enter from Hwy 5. This closure is expected to last through the rest of next week.  Accommodations have be made for school buses and emergency vehicles to navigate through the job site. They are the only ones to be allowed through the closure. 

Next week, work on the last few water services in section 2 will continue.  Concrete work will continue and the contractor will be taking the appropriate cold weather precautions.  This will happen through the remaining spots from West 77th Street to Maple Shores Drive.  

Obviously, the snow is having an impact on the contractor’s schedule.  Please note, the contractor is still pushing forward at this time to complete the majority of the work from West 77th Street to Red Cedar Point Road by Thanksgiving.  The City continues to monitor weather/progress and we will make decisions as necessary to get as much work completed as possible.  The class 5 aggregate currently in the excavations throughout the site will not be left over the winter or in the trail.  If the weather does not facilitate repaving the entire street section these areas will be temporarily patched with the remainder of the work performed in the Spring.  Some of the planned work in Phase 1 (2020) has already been removed from the schedule and this planning process will continue on an as needed basis.  The intent is to have the contractor continue to get as much work completed this year as possible without sacrificing any quality standards.


October 15, 2020

Next week, work on water services in section 2 will continue, as will the lift station 6 sanitary force main work. Concrete work is also scheduled to happen Wednesday, weather permitting, from Maple Shores Drive to the south.


October 8, 2020

Coming up next week, crews will be working on the sanitary sewer force main. They will be bursting and connecting it from lift station 6 to Maple Shores Drive. Watermain services in section 2 will continue. Sanitary castings and adjustments in section 2 will also continue. And, Insituform will be lining the sanitary sewer in all sections of phase I. Any affected residences from the above activities will be notified directly from the contractor.


October 5, 2020

As of October 6th there will be a change in traffic control (see map).  Contractors will be working on the watermain, which will require a large dig at the intersection with Red Cedar Point Road. Residents living in the Red Cedar Point area and north of there, will need to enter the neighborhood from Hwy 7 and anyone needing to access the area south of Red Cedar Point Road will have to enter from Hwy 5. This closure is expected to last through the rest of the week.

A planned shutdown of the watermain is scheduled for 9:00am.  Residents who will be without water due to the shutdown were notified directly by the contractor.  The water is expected to be back on later in the day. 

Accommodations have be made for school buses and emergency services have been notified.



October 1, 2020

This week:  Concrete curb and gutter and pedestrian ramp installation in section 1 has been completed, and new hydrants have been installed through section 2. The new watermain in section 2, is undergoing testing and we are awaiting the results.

Next week:  Backfilling behind the new curb and gutter in section 1 should wrap up. Section 2, concrete curb and gutter removals, as well as the pedestrian ramps will be surveyed and staked for new concrete. With the tests coming back, the contactor should begin tying homes on temporary water back onto city water again. The bulk of construction actives will revolve around the phase 3 area (Red Cedar Point Road to Kings Road) This will include some slowing of the traffic through the area, please plan accordingly.

For the residents living from Lakeridge Road south along the parkway, please continue to utilize HWY #5.  Residents north of Minnewashta Court, please utilize HWY #7.  Buses have the right of way at all times.


September 24, 2020

This week: Concrete curb and gutter and pedestrian ramps are being installed in section 1.  Hydrant installation and pipe bursting towards Red Cedar Point Road is the focus of the work in section 2.

Next week:  Crews will be backfilling curb and gutter in section 1.  In section 2, concrete curb and gutter removal and pedestrian ramp removal will be taking place.  Crews will also be completing a water test in section 2.  And there will be prep work in section 3, as crews will be working on gate valve installation at Kings Road and setting up temporary water.

For the residents living from Lakeridge Road south along the parkway, please continue to utilize HWY #5.  Residents north of Minnewashta Court, please utilize HWY #7.  Buses have the right of way at all times.


September 17, 2020

Communication services have been repaired and things should be back to normal.  Thank you for your patience.

Next week, asphalt and concrete removals will take place in southern end of section 2 along with work being done on the storm sewer and sanitary sewer. Concrete placement in section 1 will occur midweek. The last two pipe bursts in section 2 will be completed and then crews will proceed with water testing on that section.  Preparations for section 3 valve installations will take place and any affected properties will be notified directly. Please use caution when driving through the project. 

September 17, 2020

An unmarked communication service line was impacted by construction activities as part of the Minnewashta Pkwy project a short time ago and there may be service outages as a result.  The utility company has been notified and they are dispatching a repair crew.  Service should resume within the next several hours. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


September 11, 2020

Next week, asphalt and concrete removals will continue to take place in section 1, along with work being done on the storm sewer and sanitary sewer. The last two water services will be completed and the temporary water will be disassembled in section 1 as well. Crews will complete work on the water main in section 2 and proceed with testing on that section. Preparations for sanitary sewer lining will take place and crews will be jetting and televising from 77th Street to King’s Road. School bus traffic through the project site will be accommodated.

September 10, 2020

Next week, asphalt and concrete removals will take place in section 1 along with work being done on the storm sewer and sanitary sewer.  The last two water services will be completed and the temporary water will be disassembled.  Crews will complete work on the water main in section 2 and proceed with water testing on that section.  Preparations for sanitary sewer lining will take place and crews will be jetting and televising from 77th Street to King’s Road.

September 3, 2020

Next week, the remaining water services will get completed and storm sewer, as well as sanitary sewer repairs will begin in Section 1.  In Section 2, pipe bursting continues along with tie-ins and hydrant installation.  
Crews will be off for Labor Day, so no work will be going on during the holiday weekend.  Crews will be back to work Tuesday morning.  Have an enjoyable and safe holiday weekend!

August 27, 2020

Work on the water main continues as temporary water is still in place from Lakeridge Road to Red Cedar Point Road.  Pipe bursting in section 2 continues to move north.  The full closure of the road will involve the entire intersection at Lakeridge Road through roughly 150 feet north of the intersection, as an open trench will need to be dug to complete some of the work.  This is expected to begin the middle of next week and no vehicle or pedestrian traffic will be able to move through this area while the open trench remains.  Late next week, an additional crew will be added to work on catch basins and manholes in section 1.  As always, please do not attempt to move or go around barriers and use caution when traveling around the work zone.

The project manager will be in continual contact with the school bus company, providing them with the latest information, as students go back to school.  Please look to the school bus company for more information on how they will be accommodating riders.

August 17, 2020

A communication utility was damaged late last week and caused some outages. CenturyLink personnel is onsite and finishing up the repairs and service has been restored. We apologize for any inconvenience this caused. 

August 13, 2020

Water was restored to properties in the Red Cedar Point Road and Maple Shores Drive area, and work on setting up temporary water continues in section two.  For the remainder of this week and next week, the contractor will be installing services in section one and proceeding to start pipe bursting in section two.

We are ready to shift the road closure to the north.  By the end of the day, the hard closure should be at the intersection of Minnewashta Parkway and Lakeridge Road.  

Everyone on Hawthorne Circle and south should now be entering the neighborhood via Hwy 5 and everyone North of Lakeridge Road should be accessing the area via Hwy 7.  Access to Lakeridge Road will come from the south, off of Minnewashta Parkway at Tristan Drive, to Ridge Hill Road and then to Lakeridge Road.  Click here to see a map of this area.

Please do not attempt to move or go around barriers and use caution when traveling around the work zone.

August 11, 2020

An unforeseen issue with a connection at Red Cedar Point Road, caused the water to be shut down.  The shut down is affecting properties on Red Cedar Point Road and Maple Shores Drive.  Water will be restored as soon as possible.  Crews will be in the neighborhood, knocking on doors to notify residents.  We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

August 6, 2020

This week, the contractor is working on pressure testing and bacteria testing of the new watermain.

Next week, crews will be cutting in the new valve at Red Cedar Point, installing water services in section 1, and working on setting up homes in section 2 with temporary water.  Impacted homeowners will be notified ahead of time.

The week of August 17, the contractor will be pipe bursting in section 2.  This activity will cause a shift in the full road closure to the north.  We will keep you posted on the traffic control change as it gets closer.  For now please remember, residents in the Trolls Glen Neighborhood should continue to utilize Highway 5 to access their homes and all others North of West 77th Street should be utilizing Highway 7 to access their properties.  Please use caution when traveling or walking around the work zone.

July 30, 2020

Week of July 27: The contractor is finishing the set-up and testing of the temp water for section two. They will have made all the connections to the new main in section one and will proceed with flushing this weekend.

Week of Aug. 3:  The contractor will test the new main in section one and start installing services. They will notify and start hooking up residents in section two, to temp water later in the week, after the last valve is cut in at Red Cedar Point Rd. Those activities will be followed up with pipe bursting prep and bursting in section two.

Residents in the Trolls Glen Neighborhood should continue to utilize Highway 5 to access their homes and all others North of West 77th Street should be utilizing Highway 7 to access their properties.  Please use caution when traveling or walking around the work zone.

July 22, 2020

Week of July 20: Contractors continue to cut in new valves and make connections to the new main. They continue to work on setting up temporary water between Lakeridge Drive and Red Cedar Point, (Section 2).
Week of July 27:  Contractors will be cutting in the last few valves for Section 2 the first part of the week.  Temporary water for Section 2 and new main for Section 1 will be tested.  Once they have passed the tests, homes in Section 1 will be hooked up to the new system.  This is expected to happen around the end of the week.  Pipe bursting activity continues to move north towards Minnewashta Court.  Residents affected will be notified in advance.

Residents in the Trolls Glen Neighborhood should utilize Highway 5 to access their homes and all others North of West 77th Street should be utilizing Highway 7 to access their properties.  Please use caution when traveling or walking around the work zone.

July 17, 2020

Pipe bursting continues this week and next from West 77th Street to Lakeridge Drive, along with connecting the new watermain into the existing watermain. The installing of new gate valves from Lakeridge Drive to Red Cedar Point was pushed back from the week of July 13th to the week of July 20th.  Contractors will then be testing the new main and assembling temporary water for the next phase.

The week of July 27, contractors will be installing new services from West 77th Street to Lakeridge Drive.  The pipe-bursting activity will move North from Lakeridge Drive towards Minnewashta Court. 

July 10, 2020

Pipe bursting continues this week and next. Next week the contractor will also be installing new gate valves from Lakeridge Drive to Red Cedar Point and any residence affected by this work will be directly notified in advance of the work taking place and prior to any interruption of service.

Residents in the Trolls Glen Neighborhood should utilize Highway 5 to access their homes and all others North of
West 77th Street should be utilizing Highway 7 to access their properties.  Please use caution when traveling or walking around the work zone.

June 29, 2020

The contractor will not be working today due to the rain, but will continue pipe bursting through the remainder of this week. They will not be working Friday July 3rd or Saturday July 4th. For public safety all traffic control devices and barricades will remain in place and should not be tampered with or moved.

Residents in the Trolls Glen Neighborhood should utilize Highway 5 to access their homes and all others North of West 77th Street should be utilizing Highway 7 to access their properties.  Please use caution when traveling or walking around the work zone.

June 19, 2020

The contractor is still prepping for pipe bursting and testing temporary watermain to assure compliance with City standards for potable water. They anticipate hooking up homes to temporary water next Monday morning (6/22) and all affected residents will be notified directly prior to. Pipe bursting to begin midway through next week and will take approximately 2-3 weeks to complete dependent upon weather and site conditions.

Residents in the Trolls Glen Neighborhood should utilize Highway 5 to access their homes and all others North of West 77th Street should be utilizing Highway 7 to access their properties.  Please use caution when traveling or walking around the work zone.

June 17, 2020

A private unmarked gas service was impacted by construction activities as part of the Minnewashta Pkwy project a short time ago and there may be service outages as a result.  Centerpoint Energy and the Fire Department have been notified and they are dispatching a repair crew.  Service should resume within the next several hours. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  If you are directly impacted or for more information you may contact Centerpoint Energy at 612-372-4727.

June 9, 2020

In addition to the water shutdowns yesterday and today, the Contractor is planning additional shutdowns on Thursday and Friday of this week.  They are planning their work around the weather forecast.  The properties affected by each shutdown will be notified approximately 48 hours in advance of the shutdown.  A flyer will be left at each residence with the pertinent information.

June 5, 2020

The Contractor has been working on setting up temporary water and getting prepared for starting on the replacement of the water distribution system.  On Monday or Tuesday, June 8th or 9th, they plan to begin installing new gate valves.  This operation will require temporary water shut-offs during the day for an estimated total of 3 days.  Home owners who will be affected by a planned temporary water shut-off will be notified by the contractor 48 hours in advance of the shut-down.  The Contractor will leave a flyer at your home for the notifications.  We do everything we can ahead of time to plan to keep the least amount of properties as possible impacted by a water shut-off.  Please be aware that at times certain control valves do not function properly that are needed to shut-off the water per the plan.  This is one reason they are being replaced.  In the case of a planned shut-off where a valve doesn’t function – the Contractor will need to expand the area of the shutdown and additional properties will be affected.  In this case, an emergency shutdown notice will be delivered to the additional properties notifying them of the shutdown.

Throughout the week the temporary water lines will be tested to assure compliance with City standards for potable water.  Further prep work for the new water lines will also take place throughout the rest of the week.  Some additional clearing and grubbing may also occur.  The majority of the tree clearing for phase 1 has been completed.

The following week, residents will be switched over to the temporary water lines and again will be notified 48 hours in advance of the switchover.  Once everyone has been transitioned to temporary water, the contractors will begin the process of pipe bursting, a mostly trenchless way to install the new pipes.  Please be aware there will be excavation pits in the street where the contractor will be performing pipe bursting operations.

Please go slow and use caution if you need to travel through the construction zone.  Any resident who lives north of Lakebridge Rd is asked to use TH 7 to access their property and stay out of the zone where construction is occurring for safety purposes.

May 21, 2020

Beginning Tuesday, May 26th, Minnewashta Parkway will be closed to through traffic, for construction in Phase 1, Highway 5 to Kings Road. Contractors will be clearing and grubbing, installing erosion control, and setting up the staging area at Roundhouse Park. Please use caution in that area.

Phase 1 will be further broken down into 3 parts. Part A will be from Hwy 5 to Lakeridge Road, Part B will be from Lakeridge Road to Red Cedar Point Road and Part C will be from Red Cedar Point Road to Kings Road. Part A will be set up for temporary water next week. It is recommended that residents living North of Lakeridge Road access the area from Hwy 7.

May 18, 2020

The Road Closure scheduled for Monday, May 18th has been postponed until after the upcoming holiday. The closure is now scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 26th. Some minor work is taking place in preparation for the road closure. Please continue to check back for updates on the contractors schedule and the progress of this project. If you would like to receive these updates via email and/or text message, click the Notify Me box near the bottom of this page to subscribe.

May 11, 2020

A pre-construction meeting with the contractor took place last week. Construction on Phase I will begin on Monday, May 18th with a Road Closure on the southern section of roadway.
Please continue to check back for updates on the contractors schedule and the progress of this project. If you would like to receive these updates via email and/or text message, click the Notify Me box near the bottom of this page to subscribe.

May 4, 2020

A pre-construction meeting with the contractor is scheduled for later this week. Please continue to check back for updates on the contractors schedule and the progress of this project. If you would like to receive these updates via email and/or text message, click the Notify Me box near the bottom of this page to subscribe.

April 14, 2020

The Assessment Hearing is scheduled for the April 27th 2020, City Council Meeting. Due to the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please click here for the latest information on how to participate in that meeting.

March 19, 2020

The March 24th Neighborhood Meeting has been Canceled due to the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check the Related Resources section above to see the information that was to be presented at that meeting.

March 13, 2020

A Neighborhood Meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020
from 4:30 - 6:00pm. The meeting will take place at the Chanhassen Recreation Center, 2310 Coulter Blvd. No formal presentation is planned. Please stop by at any time. This meeting will allow the public to view the planned improvements and get answers to any questions they may have about the project.