Park and Trail Construction Projects
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Lake Minnewashta Park / TH 41 Trail and Underpass Project:
Construction of the Lake Minnewashta Regional Park Trail, TH 41 trail and underpass will consist of installing a box culvert underneath TH 41 south of the park entrance. A 10’ wide paved trail terminating at the beach facility located within the park and a 10’ wide paved trail on the east side of TH 41 from extending from Long Acres Drive to Minnetonka Middle School West.
Lake Minnewashta Park Trail Project and Box Culvert Site Visit Meeting September 2nd, 2010 (added 8/24/10)
Tentative Schedule (Subject to Change - Updated 3/2/2012)
Tentative Construction Schedule - Subject to Change (4-25-12)
- Construction Update (5-1-12)
- Visitors to Lake Minnewashta Regional Park should stay clear of construction activities and observe trail closed signs and other signage warning of the construction activity
- Construction staking has begun inside the park and along portions of TH 41, additional staking is planned the week of April 30th, 2012.
- Clearing and grubbing work has begun inside the park and will progress to the east side of TH 41.
- Portions of the Lake Trail and road to shelters 3 and 4 will be closed during construction
- Anticipate additional road closing in the area due to the Highway 5 construction project this summer. For most up to date information about the Highway 5 project visit www.dot.state.mn.us
Dakota Rail Regional Trail
County Road 10 Bridge Replacement (Updated 12/13/2011)
Bridge work has been completed at County Road 10.
Phase II - Trail Construction (Updated 11/1/2011)
Construction of the last 5.5 miles of trail from Mayer west to the Carver/McLeod County line is planned to take place in 2012. This project will consist of 5.5 miles of paved trail, rehabilitation/retrofitting of two trestle structures and Crow River Bridge for bike/pedestrian use. Please check back for updated timeline and additional information.
SW Regional Trail Connection/Mn River Bluff Regional Trail Extension
SW Regional Trail Paving - Victoria (Updated 11/1/2011)
Carver County and the City of Victoria received federal grant funds to pave a portion of trail in Victoria. This is an existing portion of the Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail which runs through downtown Victoria. This trail is planned to eventually become part of the SW Regional Trail between Victoria and Chaska.
Engineering work for this project has begun with a tentative construction in late 2012 or 2013.
SW Regional Trail Connection - Chaska (updated 11/1/2011)
Carver County and the City of Chaska received federal grant funds to purchase the needed land and construct a pave a portion of trail in Chaska connecting the existing MN River Bluffs Regional Trail to the Chaska Trail System. This trail is planned to eventually become part of the SW Regional Trail between Victoria and Chaska.
Union Pacific Rail Line - Chaska to Carver (Updated 11/1/2011)
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 two projects.