Construction Updates

Lotus Drive Reconstruction

Last Updated June 8, 2018

Lotus Drive remains closed for construction from the Woodland Cove development to CR 44.
Watermain Construction is completed and the contractor has temporarily moved off-site, awaiting relocation of an Xcel Energy power line, Frontier Communication Line and construction of a new gasmain that will extend to serve Woodland Cove.

We anticipate Xcel Energy and Frontier utility relocation and gasmain construction to occur between June 15th and June 30th.

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

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:

Cleanup work is planned to resume the week of May 21, 2018 on the Halstead Drive Improvement project. The following items to be addressed first are as follows:

1. Installation of construction traffic control
2. Proper installation/re-installation of erosion control devices; Cleanup of the drainage culverts and drainage ways
3. Cleanup of the bituminous chunks from the ditches and roadway on Farmhill Drive

Major construction is proposed to resume the week of May 29th, including:

1. Site grading
2. Hydrant adjustments on Halstead Drive
3. Completion of draintile beds
4. Topsoil borrow
5. Roundabout splitter islands
6. Curb & Gutter - limited locations
7. Shouldering Farmhill Drive
8. Driveways
9. Bituminous paving

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

Tuxedo Road/Enchanted Lane/Grand View Avenue:

  • Grading along edge of road

  • Seeding along graded areas

  • Complete driveway transitions to road

  • Final pavement course

**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 .