Report a Road

City streets are inspected and assessed annually for any needed maintenance and hazards (resurfacing and drainage). Public Works staff also inspects any received notification of hazards in streets. Please call 952.960.7900 for more information or to report a street needing repair or report with SeeClickFix. Please be specific in describing the location and problem. Issues with county roads should be reported to Hennepin County. Problems on state and federal roads may be directed to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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Speed Limits

The city maintains speed limits according to guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Shorewood city council has adopted a speed policy to respond to requests for speed limit changes and enforcement. If you notice a speed problem, you may request the Speed Awareness Display (SAD) be placed on the roadway to monitor speeds. Requests should be directed to South Lake Minnetonka Police Department. The SAD is in high demand, so your request will be put on a list and your street will be monitored when possible.



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Report Community Public Works Issues

Please use our new online system to report issues such as mowing and park concerns, potholes, traffic signal lights and other street issues, drainage problems, and other public works concerns.. You are also encouraged to submit feedback on the online report system.

Current Projects (updated 9/18/2017):

Chaska Road Watermain Installation
Echo Rd, Howards Point Rd, Kathleen Ct, Oak Ridge Cir, Summit Ave
Eureka Road (North)
Howard's Point Road, Edgewood Road, Pine Bend Gasline
Met Council Lift Station
Mill Street Closure

Minnetonka Blvd Closure (Greenwood)
Riviera Lane and Shorewood Lane (construction delayed to 2018)

2017 Road Projects

Hennepin County Construction Map
Street Maintenance Plan, City of Shorewood

2017 Sealcoat Project

The 2017 sealcoat project is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, 8/16/17.  The forecasted weather is not favorable for this work on this day.  The alternate days for the sealcoat contractor are Friday 8/18/17 and Monday 8/21/17.  Map is attached.

Centerpoint Gasline Installation

Centerpoint Energy is replacing gas line along Howards Point Road. Meters tjat are nside homes are being relocated to outside the home.. This project involves a section of Edgewood and Pine Bend and Howard's Point Road. Mailers and door hangers were delivered by Centerpoint. The project is expected to last through the end of September.

Residents should contact Robin at 612-321-5369 for any questions/concerns.

Fall Reclaimed Road Construction

Echo Road, Howards Point Road, Kathleen Court, Oak Ridge Circle, Summit Avenue.  Road surfaces will be reclaimed, which grinds up the pavement.  Roads will remain open during the project, however drivers may experience delays due to storm sewer replacement, pavement reclamation, or paving operations.  Paving is scheduled to be complete by October 31; restoration is scheduled to be completed by November 10.

Mill Street Closure

Effective at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2017, Mill St (CSAH 82) between 3rd Ave and Apple Road in Excelsior will be closed to traffic. The reason for the closure is Stage 2 of the City of Excelsior 2017 Street & Utility Improvement Project. the clsoure will last 4-6 weeks starting September 5. A marked detour will be provided.

As a part of Excelsior’s street and utility project, the contractor will be working on the shoulder of Mill Street within the City of Shorewood (see atttached plan).   They will be fusing watermain pipe and storing it there for a couple of weeks. The City of Excelsior will be managing all communications for this project. Please contact Jim Stremel of WSB Engineering at 763-287-8532 or with questions about the road closure.

Eureka Road (North)

Eureka Road is now scheduled to be part of the reclaim work being done in late summer/early fall. Permits are required by Minnehaha Creek Watershed District for the project.

Chaska Road Construction

(Updated 9/18/2017)

Final layer of asphalt is being placed on Tuesday, September 19. Clean up and restoration work of the shoulder will follow over the next two weeks. It is expected the turn lane will open soon.

For construction concerns, please contact Matt Havlik of WSB at or 612-246-9347.

Reclaim Road Project Begins in October

Echo Road, Howards Point Road, Kathleen Court, Oak Ridge Circle, Summit Avenue.  Road surfaces will be reclaimed, which grinds up the pavement.  Roads will remain open during the project, however drivers may experience delays due to storm sewer replacement, pavement reclamation, or paving operations.  Paving is scheduled to be complete by October 31; restoration is scheduled to be completed by November 10.

Met Council Lift Station at Christmas Lake

As crews continue to construct the new lift station, excavation for the new driveway and parking area will begin in mid-May. There will be increased truck traffic in the area during the excavation process. Residents in the area are asked to please drive slowly near the construction zone.
Get more information on this project.
Call the project hotline: 763.515.0007

Minnetonka Blvd Closure

Thursday, September 21 is the tentative start date for the Minnetonka Boulevard mill and overlay portion of the 2017 Greenwood Street Project. The closed area of Minnetonka Boulevard will start just east of West Street and end just west of St Albans Bay Road. The detour will be via St Alban’s Bay Road, Manor Road, and Excelsior Boulevard. The contractor will maintain traffic for residents whose only means of property access is from the closed area of Minnetonka Boulevard. All other thru traffic will need to use the planned detour. 

The contractor is planning to complete the work in four working days. This schedule is subject to change given the weather and what the crew encounters for the amount of patching work after the milling. The detour will likely be in effect until the middle of the week of the 25th.

  • Street Sweeping
  • Road Restrictions
  • Road Construction
  • Sealcoating

Every spring, the Public Works Department sweeps the City streets to remove sand and salt residue from the winter snow and ice control operations, and to provide safe conditions for all modes of transportation. Sweeping up the sand also keeps it out of the storm drains as well as our lakes and wetlands. The process begins as soon as weather permits, after street weight restrictions are lifted, and continues until all of the streets have been swept at least once.

To preserve the condition of the public streets within the city from serious damage and destruction during vulnerable weather conditions, street weight restrictions are enforced according to MnDOT guidelines. View Map. For exact dates (based upon weather) please see the MnDOT website, or call the city at 952.960.7913.

Streets to receive a mill and overlay are typically determined in March-April for work to be completed in the summer. Residents on affected streets will receive a letter from the city with complete information once the contractor has been selected. Residents are encouraged to sign up for email updates, which is the main form of communication being used for summer updates.

2017 Streets Scheduled for Reclaimation:

  • Kathleen Court
  • Howards Point Road
  • Oak Ridge Circle
  • Summit Avenue
  • Echo Road

These projects have been postponed:

  • Shorewood Lane
  • Riviera Lane


Sealcoating is a major part of the street maintenance program in Shorewood. In the process, an application of liquid asphalt is placed on the existing street surface and immediately covered by small rocks. After leaving a few days of time for cars to drive over the surface, somewhat compacting the rocks into the surface, roads are swept of excess rock.

Before streets are sealcoated, a resident information letter is sent to those directly affected by the sealcoating. This letter gives specific dates that sealcoating of the street is expected to take place, and any specific requests by the City, such as keeping parked cars off of the street.

During the process, residents are encouraged to drive slowly and and be patient. It is a fairly quick process that extends the life of our roads, reducing cost and improving drive conditions.

2017 Street for Sealcoat

Sealcoating takes place September 1 in the afternoon. Expect traffic delays and plan alternate routes when possible. There will be occaisional 5-10 minute complete closures of some roadways.

Questions about the sealcoating of your road should go to Matt, 612.246.9347.