Stage 1 construction began in March 2018, is expected to last eight months and includes a full closure of Flying Cloud Drive, from Charlson Road to Spring Road.
The detour for this closure includes Spring Road and Pioneer Trail. There will be additional "outside the roadway" work between Spring Road and Highway 101 that will not require full travel lane closures.
The project is a reconstruction of County Road 61/Flying Cloud Drive from Highway 101 in Chanhassen to Charlson Road in Eden Prairie.
The new roadway will improve the driving surface and safety along the corridor. The road will be raised above the 100-year flood plain to help minimize the potential for road closures during Minnesota River flood events. The project will also add a multi-use trail along the north side of the road that will fill the gap in the trail network from Shakopee to Eden Prairie. Hennepin County is the lead agency for this project.
The project began in March 2018 and is estimated to take up to two years for completion.
For More Information
Daniel Allmaras, P.E.
Hennepin County Project Engineer