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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. You can look at the plan to see when your road is scheduled for these services.
Report a pothole on city streets.
For state roads, i.e., State Highway 7 and State Highway 41, pot holes should be reported to MnDOT.
For county roads, i.e., County Road 19, pot holes should be reported to Hennepin County online or at 612-596-0300.
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.
Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES), operator of the metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system, will continue to upgrade the sanitary sewer line along Wilshire Blvd. between Maywood Rd. and Bradford Ln. Construction is anticipated to occur from April 2017 through early 2018, with restoration following in the summer/fall 2018. Wilshire Boulevard is anticipated to close at the beginning of April and remain closed through the end of the year. During the closure, traffic will be detoured using Interlachen Rd., Shoreline Dr. and Commerce Blvd.
The county has launched a new interactive road construction map, illustrating active projects on county roads. This map will keep you informed of projects within the county.
Please see the tentative map showing all of the Hennepin County overlay locations for 2017.
A new regional sanitary sewer lift station (L18) to replace an existing aging lift station is being built at the northwest corner of Christmas Lake Rd. and 3rd Ave. on the site adjacent to the existing facility in the City of Shorewood. A portion of sanitary sewer pipe will also be reconstructed to connect the new lift station to the to the MCES regional sanitary sewer system on north side of Hwy. 7 in the City of Greenwood. Construction is scheduled to conclude with restoration activities in summer 2018.
The City Council has reviewed a street maintenance program that includes projected timeframes to Reconstruct, Reclaim, Overlay, and Sealcoat various 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
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. Watch for a list of roads beginning in February, 2017.
Questions about the sealcoating of your road should go to Matt, 612.246.9347.