Stage 1 reconstruction is complete. It included reconstructing the Riley Creek Bridge, reconstructing Flying Cloud Drive between Spring Road (County Road 4) and Charlson Road, building retaining walls and paving the new road for a smoother ride.
Stage 2 work includes reconstructing Flying Cloud Drive between Spring Road and Highway 101, and constructing retaining walls and a new bridge near the Richard T. Anderson Conservation Area.
Stage 2 construction is anticipated to last 12 to 14 months and be complete in fall 2019. During stage 2, Flying Cloud Drive is closed to through traffic between Highway 101 in Chanhassen and Spring Road [PDF]. Access to local businesses, restaurants, the Richard T. Anderson Conservation Area Spring, employers and the Flying Cloud Airport remains open during construction. Parking for the Richard T. Anderson Conservation Area is accessible from the lot off of Frontier Place [PDF].
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.
Daniel Allmaras, P.E.
Hennepin County Project Engineer