Hennepin County, in coordination with MnDOT, Carver County, and the cities of Eden Prairie and Chanhassen, is reconstructing Flying Cloud Drive (Highway 61) between Highway 101 and Charlson Road.

Current Traffic Impacts

Through November, 2019

  • The westbound lane of 61 will be closed adjacent to the median from Pine Street to Creek Road on Monday, July 15 for one day. Signage will be posted.
  • Flying Cloud Drive is closed between the Highway 101 roundabout and Spring Road from September 2018 to November 2019.
    • Detour route for through traffic is Highway 101, Pioneer Trail (Highways 1/14) and Spring Road.

Plan ahead and expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

What to Expect

  • Flying Cloud Drive from the Highway 101 roundabout to Charlson Road will be reconstructed to current safety standards and to meet future traffic needs.

  • A new pedestrian trail will be constructed along the north side of Flying Cloud Drive to connect trail facilities between Highway 101 and Charlson Road. 

  • Flying Cloud Drive will be raised above the 100-year flood elevation to reduce the risk of future flooding closures.

  • Numerous retaining walls will be built along the north side of Flying Cloud Drive.

Community Impacts

  • Flying Cloud Drive will be closed between the Highway 101 roundabout and Spring Road from mid-September 2018 to November 2019.
    • Detour route for through traffic is Highway 101, Pioneer Trail (Highways 1/14) and Spring Road.
  • You will continue to be able to access local businesses, restaurants, and employers during this road closure.  Detour routes are posted along the way.

Map

Construction Map

Anticipated Project Schedule

Spring 2018 - September 2018

Flying Cloud Drive will be closed from Charlson Road to Spring Road for stage 1 construction. This stage will be up to 8 months long. There will be additional "outside the roadway" work between Spring Road and Highway 101 that will not require full travel lane closures during this stage.

September 2018 - Fall 2019

The second stage will take between 12 and 14 months to complete. It involves working on Flying Cloud Drive from Spring Road and Highway 101. The detour for this closure will be Highway 101 and Pioneer Trail.

Reports & Documents

Visit Hennepin County's project page for additional information about this project.

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