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. 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 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 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 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.

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Hennepin County Construction Map
Pot Holes
Street Lights
Street Maintenance Plan, City of Shorewood
Seasonal Road Work: Shorewood

There are fifty miles of roads in Shorewood. The Public Works Department provides year-round repair and maintenance to preserve our City streets and rights-of-way. Primary maintenance activities include sweeping, filling potholes, crack sealing and putting thin overlays on the streets. During the winter season, the Public Works Department is also responsible for snow removal and ice control on all city streets. Roads are repaired and patched as needed. A Street Maintenance Plan has been developed for road sealcoating, mill/overlay, and reconstruction.

Seasonal Road Work

Don't get caught in traffic! Sign up for our road construction updates by email. For up to date information on projects, check our Seasonal Road Work web page. If you see an emergency situation at a road construction site, please dial 9-1-1. For inquiries and issues, contact city hall, 952.960.7900.

Pot Holes

Report a pothole on city streets.

For state roads, i.e., State Highway 7 and State Highway 41, report to MnDOT.

For county roads, i.e., County Road 19, report to Hennepin County online or 612.596.0300.

Street Lights

Street lights are maintained in Shorewood by Xcel Energy. Report street light outages to Xcel. If the light is in one of the Shorewood parks, please report to the city with your name, phone number and exact location of the light.

County Road Construction Map

The county has an interactive road construction map, illustrating active projects on county roads. This map will keep you informed of projects within the county.. 

Street Maintenance Program

The City Council has reviewed a street maintenance program that includes projected timeframes to reconstruct, reclaim, overlay, and sealcoat streets throughout Shorewood. The plan is subject to annual budget constraints and council review but represents the city’s efforts to keep the streets in good overall condition. Citizens are encouraged to provide feedback to the city council and staff on the timing and nature of the maintenance activities.

  • 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.

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.

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