Minnewashta Parkway Improvement Project
Construction Work Zone Safety
While construction of the project is occurring – PLEASE drive cautiously and safely if you are traveling within the work zone. This is a requirement by law to drive responsibly due to the changing nature of the work zone and the safety of the construction workers, nearby property owners, and other people utilizing the corridor. A speed limit is intended to be observed under ideal conditions. A construction work zone is typically far from ideal. Loose gravel, the presence of construction workers and equipment, excavations, and an ever-changing corridor are a few of the many concerns that require driver’s attention and caution. Simply put – speeding and driving recklessly are unacceptable practices.
‘Road Closed to Thru Traffic’ means a driver should only be utilizing the route if they live in the area and need to access the property. Otherwise, alternate routes should be utilized.
‘Road Closed’ means all drivers should not be utilizing this section of roadway unless they are exempt. Exempted vehicles are generally only emergency vehicles, school buses, and vehicles of properties within the closed area. All other vehicles should avoid this area. If a residence is outside of the ‘Road Closed’ area – drivers should utilize alternate routes that avoid the closed area to access the property.
May 13, 2022
You're invited to an Open House
Learn more about planned improvements
at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Macmillan Auditorium, Oswald Visitor Center
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3685 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55318
(In-person Open House; public rotates in small groups to topic tables and tripod 'presentation' boards which are staffed with folks from the organizations involved. No Zoom option)
May 4, 2022
The City is working with the Contractor to schedule the remaining punch list items to complete the project.
As part of the larger AATP related projects, Carver County has established a Communications Steering Committee to guide communications. The committee is made up of the following agencies and supported by consultant partners:
• Carver County
• City of Victoria
• City of Chanhassen
• City of Chaska
• UMN Landscape Arboretum
An additional in-depth traffic study for Minnewashta Parkway will be part of the overall TH5 widening project which is scheduled to begin design this summer.
The UMN Arboretum PACE project (internal circulation & main entrance relocation) is being led by the University and is planning to host an open house to receive public comment at the end of May. The internal improvements will be made ahead of the TH5 widening project so that once the Hwy work is complete, the main access relocation for the Arboretum is ready to go.
As a reminder, the City proved to MnDOT that a temporary signal system was warranted at TH5 and Minnewashta Parkway as part of the project due to the construction impacts on traffic. In addition, the City advocated for the signal system to remain in place due to the Arboretum’s plan to relocate their main entrance and the Federal grant funding the County received to expand TH5 to 4-lanes through this intersection. Over the winter, MnDOT ultimately determined the temporary signal could remain in place until the permanent signal is installed. A permanent signal system would not be warranted without the Arboretum main access relocation.
We thank you for your patience as we close out the project.
Arboretum Area Transportation Plan (AATP)
The City of Chanhassen'sis intended to provide direction to City Staff in preparation of assessment rolls for public improvements, to ensure fair and consistent treatment of all properties within the City of Chanhassen.
To see the final report on the feasibility study for the Minnewashta Parkway Project click HERE.
|Neighborhood Open House||July 30, 2019|
|Accept Feasibility Report/Call Public Hearing||October 14, 2019|
|Public Hearing||October 28, 2019|
|Approve Plans & Specifications/Authorize Bidding||February 10, 2020|
|Bid Opening||March 6, 2020|
|Neighborhood Meeting||March 24, 2020 -CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19|
|Assessment Hearing/Award Contract||April 27, 2020|
|Construction Phase 1||May 2020 - November 2020|
|Construction Phase 2||April 2021 - October 2021|
|Substantial Completion||October 2021|
|Project Notification Disclaimer|
|Due to the variability of construction, updates typically do not include specific details such as day-to-day scheduled activity. The City's inspector or contractor will notify occupants directly if they will be impacted by a utility service shut down (example: water shutoff), or work (such as excavation or new curb) that will impede access to the property for a period of hours or days.|