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Updated Oct. 17

Please note: All timelines are weather and materials dependent.

Sewer lining project requires temporary above-ground sewer pipes near Highway 169

The Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) plans to line approximately 800 feet of existing sanitary sewer line [PDF] under Highway 169, just east of County Highway 83 (Canterbury Road).

In advance, MCES’s contractor is setting up a temporary, above-ground sewer pipe along Highway 169. This bypass system will run 24 hours a day (expected to be turned off over the weekends).The project should be complete by mid-November 2017. Please contact the city's Public Works Department at 952-233-9550 with questions.

Trail reconstruction works starts Sept. 20, impacts Vierling Drive traffic

Northwest Asphalt, Inc. will be reconstructing trails in two areas Sept. 20 through Oct. 6

  • One lane of eastbound Vierling Drive will be closed between Fuller Street and Hickory Lane to allow crews to reconstruct the trail. The lane will likely be closed through the week of Sept. 25.
  • After completing work on Vierling Drive, crews will be closing the trails at Muenchow Park. All the trails will be removed, widened and reconstructed.

Lane closures continue on Highway 101 bridge through October

Planned preventative maintenance work is anticipated to continue on the Highway 101 causeway bridge through Oct. 27. Although no full closures are planned, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction while work is occurring. Motorists should expect traffic disruptions and delays and are advised to use alternate routes if possible.

This deck sealing work is being done to preserve and extend the life of the Highway 101 causeway bridge, as a significant investment was made with the Southwest Reconnection Project.

Lewis Street parking lot closed

The city parking lot at Lewis Street and Second Avenue will remain closed through November as part of the Downtown Improvements project. Alternative lots include the former city hall parking lot, the Second Avenue lot and more. See a map of downtown parking areas.

Crews replacing gas lines on Shakopee properties

Contractors for CenterPoint Energy will be repairing and replacing gas service lines on 37 properties in Shakopee. Work started Sept. 5 and is expected to last two weeks. Please watch for equipment and crews.

Sewer project impacts trail traffic along Highway 101

With work continuing on the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services sewer improvement project, the Blue Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant in Shakopee is temporarily re-directing all plant traffic to its west gate in August and September. Due to limited visibility at this gate for bicyclists on the Minnesota Valley State Trail along Highway 101 and drivers leaving the plant, bicyclists are encouraged to heed stop signs when approaching the plant. 

Pedestrian bridge at Memorial Park removed

The Minnesota Valley State Trail's Mill Pond channel pedestrian crossing is closed. The bridge, located on the northern edge of Memorial Park, has been removed. The city is working with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and other partners to explore options for repairing, replacing or completely removing the bridge.