Birch Bluff Road

Project Overview
Birch Bluff Road has been reconstructed to address drainage concerns. This includes road reconstruction to a 26-foot roadway width, a curb and gutter on both sides of the road, and the addition of watermains and fire hydrants, providing residents with an opportunity to connect to city water and to provide fire protection to homes along the corridor.

Major utility and roadway construction for Phase 1 & 2 has been completed. Touch up grading, topsoil, and seeding will be performed in Spring 2024 along with landscaping items, including mulch bed areas that were disturbed during construction.

2023 Project Schedule & Phases

Birch Bluff Rd Progress - Nov 22 - UPDPhase 1: This area is between the Shorewood/Tonka Bay City Limits on the East End of the project, to Eureka Road. This area also includes Lee Circle. The work consists of roadway pavement reclamation, watermain, and storm sewer utility installation. Phase 1 construction has been completed for fall 2023. Touch up restoration items will be completed in Spring 2024.

Phase 2: This area is between Eureka Road to Grant Lorenz/Edgewood Road. The work consists of roadway pavement reclamation, watermain, storm sewer utility, and retaining wall installation. Upon completion of the utility and retaining wall installation, the crew will begin roadway section construction in the area. Detailed updates will be provided once construction is underway. Phase 2 construction has been completed for fall 2023. Touch up restoration items will be completed in spring 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to questions about drainage concerns, connection to city water, traffic calming measures and more can be found on the Birch Bluff Road FAQ page.

Project Documents
Birch Bluff Road Scoping Document
Birch Bluff Tree Inventory I
Birch Bluff Tree Inventory II
Draft Construction Plans
Draft Layout
Process Chart

Birch Bluff Street & Utility Improvements Project (One-Pager)
Birch Bluff Road Open House PowerPoint

Project Contact
Andrew Budde, City Engineer, 952.960.7910

Please make sure you are on the email list for the Birch Bluff  project to receive project updates and alerts. Sign up online, or contact City Hall to be added to the list. Below updates include summaries and links to these emails. These updates will be archived in early 2024.

11/22/23 - Construction is done for this fall; restoration & touch up items to be completed in spring 2024

11/15/23 - Wedge paving, signage & fence installation scheduled for Mon, Nov 20

11/9/23 - Regular mail service resumes tomorrow

10/31/2023 - Driveways & restoration work to continue this week and next

10/25/23 - Mainline concrete curb work has been completed


10/16/23 - This Week & Next Week's Construction Schedule Update

10/4/2023 - Concrete curb & driveways will be poured this week.

9/27/23 - Concrete curb installation rescheduled for next week due to weather

9/21/23 - Roadway excavation is underway, concrete curb installation scheduled for next week

9/14/23 - Roadway excavation started, please be cautious of increased truck traffic

8/31/23 - Storm sewer construction complete, boulder wall construction started, roadway excavation next week

8/24/23 - Storm sewer & boulder wall construction wrapping up, roadway excavation to follow as early as next week

8/17/23 - Increased truck traffic to occur next week

8/11/23 - Crews working this Sat, Storm Sewer & Boulder Wall Construction to continue

8/4/23 - Water service installation to continue, boulder wall construction to begin

7/26/23 - Phase 2 boulder wall construction

7/19/23 - Blvd cleanup, watermain installation, boulder wall construction

7/13/2023 - No construction activity scheduled to take place this weekend

7/7/2023 - Phase 1 and Phase 2 tree removals should be completed by today

6/29/2023 - Phase 2 Residents: Please label garbage and set out cans on Tuesdays

6/20/23 - Phase 1 Residents - Please set out garbage cans on Tuesdays

6/14/2023 - Garbage can pickup details for Phase 1 residents

6/7/2023 - Stop Signs have been placed at the intersection of Edgewood Rd and Grant Lorenz Rd

6/1/2023 - Construction staff to begin knocking on doors on a day-to-day basis re parking

5/25/23 - Eureka Road Intersection Closure & Temporary Water Outage on Friday, May 26

5/19/2023 - General Schedule Details May 23 to June 2

5/10/2023 - ALL residents are asked to label their garbage, yard waste, and recycling containers.








4/6/2023 - Public Information Open House

2/28/2022 - City Council Meeting

2/23/2022 - Tree Inventory Begins