Construction Updates

Lotus Drive Reconstruction

August 1, 2018 Update

The Contractor is constructing the Metropolitan Council dual sewer line up to CSAH 44 through the end of this week (July 30 - August 3). Next week, starting Monday, August 6, the contractor will be constructing the sewer lines across CSAH 44 from Lotus Drive to Shady Lane, restricting CSAH 44 traffic to one lane.  The contractor will have flaggers present to assist motorists through the area.  The sewer crossing work is planned to take two days to complete.  After crossing CSAH 44, Shady Lane will be closed to traffic at CSAH 44 through the remainder of the week to construct the sewer lines east of CSAH 44. Traffic will be detoured to Lakeview Drive.

The construction schedule is dependent upon weather conditions and rain events may delay progress and the planned schedule as described.

July 23, 2018 Update

Lotus Drive remains closed for construction from the Woodland Cove development to CR 44. Construction continues with utility work.  The Contractor is now constructing the dual Metropolitan Council force main sewer from the west of Trillium Way West to CR 44.  The pipe will also be constructed across CR 44 under traffic conditions, with one lane open for traffic.  The contractor will provide personnel to flag traffic though the CR 44 construction. Street restoration will occur after placement of the Metropolitan Council force main sewer.

Due to the nature of the construction, the full width of Lotus Drive is closed from CH 44, to the turn North for the entire duration of construction. Trillium Ln is accessible from further North on CH 44, and the West end of Lotus Drive is accessible Woodland Cove Pkwy.

Lotus Drive Detour Map
Lotus Drive Reconstruction Plans
Lotus Drive Construction Newsletter April 20, 2018

The master development agreement entered into by the City of Minnetrista and Woodland Cove in April 2012 provided, among other things, for the construction of certain improvements to Louts Drive in conjunction with the 1st phase of the development that abuts Lotus Drive or in which the alignment of Lotus Drive is changed.  That requirement was triggered at the time of Woodland Cove 2nd Addition, but the developer, Woodland Cove, and the City agreed to postpone the Lotus Drive project until Woodland Cove 3rd Addition in order to allow for coordination with other public improvements to be constructed in the vicinity.  The developer recognizes that the Lotus Drive project must be completed in conjunction with the completion of other public improvements.  The City entered into a construction agreement with Mattamy Minneapolis LLC which outlines the responsibilties of the parties involved with respect to the im provements.

Along with the construction agreement, the City entered into a cooperative agreement with the Metropolitan Council (MCES), whereby the City, through the developer (Mattamy), would also reconstruct certain portions of the MCES force main located along Lotus Drive.

Mound Area Regional Sewer Improvements

Emergency Services Coordination Update, June 29, 2018
May 18, 2018 Update
April 26, 2018 Update

START DATE POSTPONED-  Update April 24, 2018
Mound Area Regional Sewer Improvements Update April 19, 2018

Local Reisdent Access Information

Mound FM Sewer Improvements Handout
Metrocouncil Construction Map

Project Detour Map

Mound Area Sewer and Lift Station Improvements Project Update:

Crews for the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) sewer and utility improvements project along Westedge Blvd./CR 44 in Mound and Minnetrista are preparing to begin work and will soon be setting up the long-term closure for the area. The full closure and detour for Westedge Blvd./CR 44 is scheduled for Wednesday, May 2, 2018 . Once the closure begins, regional traffic will be detoured using CR 110, CR 15, CR 92 and Hwy. 7. The Bartlett Blvd./CR 110 intersection at CR 44 will remain open to all traffic.

You can sign up for project alerts directly to your phone or email. Visit the Metropolitan Council's website for more information.

Last updated 4/24/18. Information is posted if/when it is provided to the City by the Metropolitan Council. For the most up to date information, visit the project page .

Halstead Drive & Tuxedo Road/Enchanted Lane Street Improvement Project Updates:

The Contractor has resumed construction work on Halstead Drive on 6/21/18. The work over the next two weeks will include:

  • Grading of boulevards and ditches
  • Excavation for minor utility work at hydrants and some culverts
  • Median construction of the roundabout (there are three approach islands to be constructed)

Construction is dependent upon weather conditions, and rain events may cause interruption of work.
City Staff and the City Council appreciates your patience with this project.

Halstead Drive Newsletter July 3, 2017
Project Update Halstead Drive Street Improvement Project

The Enchanted Lane/Tuxedo Road Project is being temporarily delayed due to a decision to modify and repave the boat launch on Tuxedo Road. There are a number of items to complete (driveway restoration, turf restoration, guardrail between the bridge and the boat launch, etc.), and when the work resumes in July, these items will be completed, along with the final lift (asphalt pavement) throughout. Completion is expected by the end of August. It was more cost effective to combine the final paving of the roadways and boat launch together versus separately for the project.

**All construction work is dependent upon weather conditions, temperature and precipitation.  If there is inclement weather, the scheduled work is delayed to the next day. Both projects should be done by mid-summer 2018.**

***Tuxedo boat launch will be closed beginning September 21, 2017 and remaining closed through the duration of the construction project.***

Newsletter September 11, 2017

Tuxedo Boulevard Construction Update and Detours

Project Update Enchanted Lane and Tuxedo Road Street

Questions? Please contact Matt Havlik, the City Project Construction representative at 612-246-9347, or ; or City Engineer Paul Hornby at 651-286-8453, or ; or the Project Manager Nick Guilliams at 651-286-8468 or .