Mary Lake outlet


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8/9/2021

Construction for the May Lake Outlet Project has begun and is scheduled to continue through the first week in September, weather pending. Later this week work will be occurring on Wood Duck Circle and Gillette Curve. Residents may see staged pipe in the middle of the road on Wood Duck Circle later this week. Residents will have access during this time but may have to drive down to the cul-de-sac to turn around or gain access to their driveway. Work on Gillette Curve will also be taking place later this week. Residents will have access to their homes during this time, but at times Gillette Curve will be down to one lane of traffic.  

When the contractor is working, please be patient and for everyone’s safety, please follow the directions given by the workers. We apologize for the inconvenience that this project will cause and thank you for your cooperation. The intent of the project team is to maintain access to properties throughout construction; however, at times construction activities may interfere with access to individual properties for a short period of time. With that in mind, the project team will work with individual property owners during times of disruption. The City will be sending out additional information as the project progresses. If you have any questions please reach out to Philip Schrupp, via email at philip.schrupp@bolton-menk.com or by phone at 952-448-8838 ext. 2950.


7/23/2021

Construction for the Mary Lake Outlet Project is scheduled to start on August 2nd, 2021, and go through the first week of September, the schedule is weather dependent.

The proposed plan is to directionally drill a new storm sewer line under the road to control the water level in Mary Lake during high water events. Residents will soon start to see right-of-way marked, removal limits marked, utility locations marked, and other construction-related markings. When the contractor is working, please be patient and for everyone’s safety, please follow the directions given by the workers. We apologize for the inconvenience that this project will cause and thank you for your cooperation.

The intent of the project team is to maintain access to properties throughout construction; however, at times construction activities may interfere with access to individual properties for a short period of time. With that in mind, the project team will work with individual property owners during times of disruption. The city will be sending out additional information as the project progresses. If you have any questions please reach out to the City Engineer, Andrew Budde, via email at cityengineer@ci.shorewood.mn.us or by phone at 952-960-7910.

Other updates
Award of contract 3/22/21
Feasibility study 6/12/20 (for June 22, 2020, public hearing)
Public hearing memo 6/22/20
Council agenda memo 6/22/20
Resolution 6/22/20

Barr Engineering technical report 4/20/20
Letter mailed to area residents 04/06/2020

Mary Lake outlet project
The proposed project is to construct a pipe outlet to manage the high water level of Mary Lake. The lake is land-locked and has no natural outlet. The City of Shorewood has periodically needed to pump down the water of Mary Lake to help avoid damage to property and structures. The outlet of Mary Lake would likely be constructed by directionally drilling a pipe along Clover Lane and Gillette Curve to Wood Duck Circle where it would connect to storm sewer and flow through Studer Pond, located in Excelsior, and ultimately to Lake Minnetonka. Several locations may require excavation and will be determined later in the development of the project. 
The City of Shorewood has completed the design and bid the project.  The City is working to secure one additional easement and then will award the project.  Construction is anticipated to occur over the summer of 2021.