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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 is open to traffic. Construction will resume in the spring of 2020 that includes final bituminous paving, pavement markings, trail construction and turf establishment. The road will remain during open during 2020 construction. Traffic will be flagged during final bituminous paving, plan ahead and expect delays, especially during peak travel times. 2020 construction should be complete early June, weather providing.

What to Expect

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

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

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

  • Numerous retaining walls have been built along the north side of Flying Cloud Drive.

Community Impacts

  •  Flying Cloud Drive will remain open. Traffic will be flagged during wearing course paving, plan ahead and expect delays, especially during peak travel times. 2020 construction should be complete early June, weather providing.

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Construction Map

Anticipated Project Schedule

2020 construction should be complete early June, weather providing.

We anticipate the project to be approximately 90 percent complete. There will be one lane for each direction of traffic. However, lane restrictions and shoulder 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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