This page is for proposed, approved and current road construction, public improvement and draining/engineering projects, and other items for general road work. Follow the links below to learn more and to find the latest information on progress and events related to each project.
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In 2023, two large road reconstruction projects will occur in Shorewood. When road reconstruction occurs, the road is completely rebuilt. This is an extensive process where the asphalt layer of the road is removed. This provides an opportunity to make repairs to the base layer of the road and is the best time for a city to cost effectively make alterations, such as widening a road, adding a sidewalk, and/or adding watermain and fire hydrants. After such repairs and alterations, a fresh asphalt top layer is applied. Road reconstruction projects for 2023 include Birch Bluff Road and Strawberry Lane, Strawberry Court, and Peach Circle.
Birch Bluff Road
Birch Bluff Road will be 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. Learn more
Strawberry Lane, Strawberry Court & Peach Circle
Construction includes 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. A 6-foot sidewalk will also be installed. Learn more
Smithtown Ponds/Shorewood Oaks Drainage Project
The City of Shorewood is installing a stormwater pond system on the north side of the LRT Trail off Smithtown Lane to help address drainage issues within Western Shorewood. Construction started in the summer of 2022 and will be completed in 2023.
Learn more about Smithtown Ponds
Learn more about Shorewood Oaks
Highway 7 Improvements
The City of Shorewood is seeking funding from the Legislature for a corridor study of Highway 7 from Minnetonka to St. Bonifacious. Such a study would identify safety, access, and other important transportation improvements along the highway for incorporation into future projects. Learn more
Planning Phase Projects
Galpin Lake Road
A proposed project for the City of Shorewood for which the city is requesting legislative funding provides a combination of sidewalk and trail along the eastern side of Galpin Lake Road between Hwy 5 and Hwy 7. Learn more
Mill Street Trail
Hennepin County is leading a study for an off-street multi-use trail facility alongside Mill Street from Holly Lane in Shorewood to 2nd Street in downtown Excelsior.The goal is to determine the feasibility of adding a trail along the corridor to make Mill Street safer and more comfortable for all people using the corridor. Learn more
2022 Mill & Overlay
Glen Road, Amlee Road, and Manitou Lane
Tree inventory and construction completed in 2022. View archived information
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Lift Station Improvements