Dear Chanhassen Residents,
It’s been great to have the opportunity to touch base with you on a weekly basis to provide updates in this ever-changing time. Today, I wanted to share a brief update on the City of Chanhassen’s status with the extended “Stay at Home” Order, as well as an overview of upcoming road construction projects and our Pavement Management Program which is the funding mechanism for these projects. It’s important to have an accurate picture on “what” our city is up to.
Operational Status - City of Chanhassen
- City Hall, the Senior Center, and Recreation Center remain closed to the public
- City Council and Commission meetings will be conducted virtually
- Parks & Recreation Programming cancelled through May; virtual programming available on city website
- The Building Department will be closed to walk-ins, except for permit pick-up or drop-off.
- Please call City Hall with any questions: 952.227.1100
Road Construction Projects
Trunk Highway 101 (Pioneer Trail to Flying Cloud Drive/County Road 61)
- Project Overview: https://www.highway101improvements.com
- Hwy 101 between CSAH 61 and Creekwood Dr will be closed beginning Monday, May 11, 2020 and is planned to re-open by November 2020.
- Road being upgraded from an existing two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane divided roadway with curb and gutter and trail facilities
- Due to the size and complexity of the ongoing earthwork operations, there is heavy activity of trucks and equipment using the 101 corridor. Flaggers are being used to control traffic intermittently. Please be aware of your surroundings and monitor your speed to maintain a safe working environment for both workers and the traveling public.
Minnewashta Parkway Improvement Project
Lake Lucy Road Rehabilitation Project
2020 Local Pavement Rehabilitation Project
Pavement Management Program (PMP)
- Funding for PMP: general levy, repaid assessments, franchise fee
- Franchise Fee
- City Council approved November 2019 (following 2-year discussion, public meetings)
- $5/per utility; $120/year
- All funds being used for PMP ONLY
- Does NOT eliminate assessments
- Does NOT fund new trails or trial extensions, PMP ONLY
- City Assessment Practice (http://www.ci.chanhassen.mn.us/432/Assessment-Practice)
- 60% cost of project paid for using PMP Fund
- 40% cost of project paid for by benefiting properties
- Pavement Management Capital Improvement 5-year Plan
We recognize that during these challenging times, performing road projects may seem unusual; however, such projects are a necessity as our roads continue to deteriorate. The longer we wait, the more comprehensive and expensive the projects become. We are committed to working with all of our residents to ensure an understanding of the need, the costs associated with a project, financing options, and addressing any other questions of concern.