With winter nipping at our heels, work continues unabated on the new Highway 12 project in Long Lake and Orono. And motorists awaiting the long-anticipated opening of the new Highway 12 bypass will not have much longer to wait.
Although the new highway alignment is expected to open up around Thanksgiving, additional work will remain on the east side of the project at Wayzata Boulevard and on the west side at Hennepin County Road 6. The Luce Line bridge also remains to be completed.
Retaining walls are complete but the retaining wall fieldstone will be painted next spring. Concrete paving has begun and bituminous paving will start early next week. Grading will continue.
All bridges are decked and overlays complete but additional work remains for bridges including: barrier, sidewalk, painting and railing and bridge deck planing.