The Engineering Department is responsible for overseeing:

  • planning, design and construction of all public streets
  • utility projects, including right-of-way acquisition
  • maintaining records on all public improvements
  • prepare feasibility reports
  • performs inspections of capital improvement projects
  • special assessments
  • traffic operations
  • grading permits
  • utility permits
  • preparation of city maps

The city currently contracts with Bolton & Menk Engineering for engineering services.

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.

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.

Matt Morreim, Public Works Director, 952.960.7913
Andrew Budde, Engineer, Bolton & Menk, 952.960.7910