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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Seasonal Road Construction

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 6/15/17):
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 dealyed; not in 2017)
2017 Road Projects

Hennepin County Construction Map
Street Maintenance Plan, City of Shorewood

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 7/24/2017)

The City contractor will be mobilizing equipment and materials today with a full day of City utility work on Tuesday and through the week.  Utility work (Watermain and storm sewer) is anticipated to last 2 to 3 weeks with roadway restoration beginning after the City utility work.  Matt Havlik of WSB will assist you with trash pickup.  You can contact Matt at 612-246-9347 with questions about construction related concerns.  We have asked the city contractor to open the eastbound Highway 7 to southbound Chaska Road turn lane to allow flexibility in access for residents.  All work is weather dependent and delays in the contractor schedule may occur with inclement weather.

Thank you for your patience during this project delay period. 

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 current schedule is to bid the project in July and construction is planned for August and September 2017.  Pavement reclamation is a pavement restoration method that grinds up the pavement into 1" particle size and smaller, mixes with the underlying aggregate, grading to re-shape the roadway and a new bituminous surface is constructed on top.

Residents are able to drive on the roadway as soon as it is paved. More information will be available after the July bidding.

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.