Flying Cloud stage 1 

 

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

Flying Cloud Drive will be open to traffic Tuesday, November 26, 2019. 

  • Flying Cloud Drive is closed between the Highway 101 roundabout and Spring Road from September 2018 to November 26, 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 26, 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

September 2018 - November 26, 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.

November 26, 2019 - June 5, 2020

We anticipate the project to be approximately 90 percent complete. There will be one lane for each direction of traffic. However, lane restrictions and short-term closures are expected when crews return in spring 2020 to finish work. The final bituminous paving, pavement markings, trail construction and turf establishment will occur in the early spring to early summer months to complete the project.

Reports & Documents

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

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