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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

HENNEPIN COUNTY: Construction on County Road 101 in Minnetonka, Woodland and Wayzata begins today

Hennepin County will reconstruct County Road 101 (Bushaway Road) in Minnetonka, Woodland and Wayzata. The project extends from north of Minnetonka Boulevard (County Road 5) to US Highway 12 at Wayzata Boulevard. The project is slated to begin mid-September 2014 and is expected to be finished by fall 2016.

Eastman Lane and McGinty Road (Wayzata)

Eastman Lane and McGinty Road in Wayzata will be closed to traffic with only local access permitted on Thursday, September 25. McGinty Road is anticipated to reopen later this fall with Eastman Lane reopening in early spring 2015. Advance notice signs have been placed in the area and a signed detour will be provided.

Closure from Minnetonka Boulevard to U.S. Highway 12

It is anticipated that County Road 101 from Minnetonka Boulevard in Minnetonka to U.S. Highway 12 in Wayzata will be closed to vehicle thru traffic starting in October. This closure will remain for the duration of this project. Advance warning signs will be placed and a signed detour provided.

You can find the detour maps under closures and detours on the project webpage.

As part of the project, crews will begin clearing trees and other vegetation per the approved construction plans. Next, utility work will begin followed by the reconstruction of the road.


Grading of roundabout in Minnetonka

The contractor will begin grading the 90 degree curve of County Road 101 located just north of Minnetonka Boulevard at Breezy Point Curve and McKenzie Point Road, in preparation for installation of a roundabout. This work will also begin shortly after September 22. County Road 101 will remain open at this location during the start of this grading work.

Private utility relocations

Intermittent utility relocation work can be expected throughout the project corridor. Private utility companies will provide advance notice signs in areas of their work.

Railroad bridge

The bridge over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, north of McGinty Road in Wayzata, is currently open and work will begin in this area at a later date. 

Gray’s Bay Marina and boat launch in Minnetonka

Throughout this reconstruction project, access will be maintained to the Gray’s Bay Marina slips and boat launch, although detours may be required to reach the marina. Updates will be provided as needed to slip holders and to launch users, as access may change on a regular basis as work proceeds.

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