Park and Trail Construction Projects
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LAKE MINNEWASHTA PARK - ROAD CONSTRUCTION / PAVING PROJECT:
PAVING HAS BEEN COMPLETED IN THE PARK
FINISHING WORK WILL BE TAKING PLACE OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS
AS CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES AT LAKE MINNEWASHTA PARK THERE MAYBE BE CLOSURES AND DELAYS ACCESSING AREAS OF THE PARK
WEATHER CONDITIONS PERMITTING.
*Above schedule is subject to change and is weather dependent*
Work on road and parking lot improvements at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park may begin as early as September 29, 2014 and conclude during the 2015 construction season. This activity may cause delays or prevent access to the boat landings and other facilities within the park while road construction and paving is underway.
Construction hours are Monday – Friday from 7:00am – 6:00pm and Saturday 8:00am to 5:00pm. Roadways are planned to be passable after 6:00pm on weekdays, after 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays and during regular park hours on Sundays.
Roads, park entrance, parking facilities including landing areas may be closed as construction conditions warrant throughout the project.
Union Pacific Rail Line - Chaska to Carver
Carver County along with Scott County, City of Carver, City of Chaska and and the Metropolitan Council recently purchased the former railroad property from Union Pacific Railroad which ran from United Sugar in Chaska to the Union Junction in Scott County (between Shakopee and Jordan).
Plans for this corridor include the installation of a sanitary sewer line by the Metropolitan Council between Carver and Chaska. Work is scheduled to begin on this project in the fall of 2011 and continue through 2012.
Future plans for this corridor include a aggregate or paved trail from athletic park in Chaska to Carver connecting the two city trail systems and extending the MN River Bluffs Regional Trail.
Please check back for more information about these projects.