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 Flying Cloud Drive reopened to through traffic Nov. 26, 2019. The project is 90% complete, with one lane for each direction of traffic. However, lane restrictions and short-term closures are expected when crews return in spring 2020 to finish work.
Hennepin County project website
Daniel Allmaras, P.E.
Hennepin County Project Engineer