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 7/28/2017):
Minnetonka Country Club Development

Eureka Road (North)
Echo, Howard's Point, Summit, Kathleen, and Oak Ridge
Chaska Road Watermain Installation
Met Council Lift Station
Riviera Lane and Shorewood Lane (construction delayed; not in 2017)
2017 Road Projects

Hennepin County Construction Map
Street Maintenance Plan, City of Shorewood

TH 7 and Vine Hill Road Signal Replacement (MnDOT) Project

The current construction schedule is to close the southeast quadrant of TH 7/Vinehill on 8/21/17 to construct the right turn lane.  They anticipate having it back open on 8/25/17. Pedestrian ramp and signal work will be performed at the other intersection quadrants under off peak lane closures.  The signal pole delivery is around the end of September but all other work except fencing should be done before school starts. Please contact Curt Kallio, Project Engineer, at 651-775-8590 or Aly Berreth at 651-775-1129 with questions.

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.

Mill Street Closure

Effective at 7:00 AM 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 road will be closed for one week.  It will then open for one week and the Labor Day weekend.  It will then close again for 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 this week 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.

Freeman Park South Parking Lot

Freeman Park South Parking Lot will be striped in the coming weeks.  The anticipated timeframe is Monday, August 21, 2017 through Labor Day.  We will update the website when we receive more current information on the exact dates of the striping.  Thank you for your patience during the project.

Minnetonka Country Club Development

Mattamy Homes will be constructing a concrete valley gutter at the main entrance (Wooden Cleek Drive) to the Minnetonka Country Club Development and replacement of the pedestrian ramp at Smithtown Road and Country Club Road..  The work is scheduled for Thursday and Friday (August 3rd and 4th).  Smithtown Road will be reduced to one lane of traffic during construction of the valley gutter. Country Club Road will be reduced to one lane of traffic during construction of the pedestrian ramp.  Lane reductions will begin 9:00 am or shortly thereafter.  Mattamy Homes will have flag-persons to assist traffic through the area.

Construction scheduling is dependent upon weather conditions.  Rain may postpone this construction schedule.

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 Watermain Installation

(Updated 8/16/17)

Contractors excpect to have Chaska Road open to limited traffic by the end of August after the first layer of asphalt is applied.  Additional interruptions to traffic are likely until the utility work is finished and the final layer of asphalt is applied. 
The turn lanes from Hwy 7 will not be opened up until after the road is completely finished, likely at the end of September.  All construction is weather dependent.

Chaska Road Construction – Watermain and storm sewer utility work is complete and Xcel Energy is working on burial of the overhead power lines.  Other overhead utility lines will also be buried, but currently not scheduled.  Roadway restoration work is the next phase of construction.  The contractor will return their schedule and the city will post it when received.

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

Summer Road Construction in Shorewood

The original mill and overlay project for Echo Road, Howard's Point Road, Summit Avenue, Kathleen Court and Oak Ridge Circle has been changed to a pavement reclamation project due to pavement conditions.

The City of Shorewood requests your attendance on Thursday, August 17, 6-7 pm, Shorewood City Hall, for an informational meeting to discuss street surface improvements for Howards Point Road, Kathleen Court, Oak Ridge Circle, Echo Road, Summit Avenue.  The project also includes culvert replacement and surface repair on Eureka Road north of Smithtown Road, and curb additions to Country Club Road and Lake Linden Drive ant the Yellowstone Trail intersections.

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

  • 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 Overlay

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

2017 Streets Scheduled for Reconstruction

  • 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.