Herald JournalHerald and Journal, June 3, 2002

Construction updates on Hwy 7, Hwy 12

Summer plans are being made, but watch out for road construction.

Highway 7 is under construction from St. Bonifacius to Highway 41 in Shorewood.

The detour for the eastbound traffic is as follows: southbound Highway 25 to eastbound Highway 5 to northbound Highway 41 back to Highway 7.

Westbound traffic follows the reverse route.

The anticipated completion date is November 2002.

Also affecting Highway 7 is construction from Mill Street to Highway 41.

Motorists will encounter some non-rush hour lane restrictions during resurfacing. Anticipated completion date is sometime in June.

For updated construction information and roadway closures in the metro area, visit the Mn/DOT web site at www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/ construction, or call Public Affairs Coordinator Kevin Walker (651) 582-1362.

Construction on Highway 5 may also slow folks down, since Highway 5 is part of the detour for Highway 7 construction.

On Highway 5, from County Road 17 (Powers Blvd) to Highway 41 in Chanhassen, traffic is currently bypassed onto the new frontage road until spring 2002 for widening of Highway 5 from two to four lanes and construction of a frontage road on the north side of the highway.

Reduced speed limits will be in effect on the bypass. One lane of traffic in each direction will remain open throughout the work zone.

Galpin Boulevard is closed south of Highway 5 to Coulter Boulevard. Motorists should follow the signed detour to Audubon Road. Anticipated completion date is June 2002.

Also, Carver County Road 20 east of Watertown will be under construction starting sometime after Monday, June 10.

Crews to wrap up Hwy. 12 loose ends

Sidewalk work and sodding will wrap up Highway 12 work over the next several weeks.

The project will conclude next month, engineer Barry Glienke said.

Currently, there are two contractors in the area, Mathiowetz, and JCD Landscaping of Maple Lake, Glienke said.

Previously, crews finished the final coat of paving, which effectively ended any hindrance of drivers travelling through the area last week.

Mathiowetz will continue to do grading and hauling black dirt for sodding over the next few weeks, Glienke said.

Landscape work is being done in both Howard Lake and Waverly.

The paver stones in front of the Howard Lake City Hall are expected to be done in the middle of the month, he said.

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