Flying Cloud Drive scheduled to reopen next week
Hennepin County is less than one week from re-opening Flying Cloud Drive (County Road 61) between Highway 101 and Spring Road (County Road 4).
During the past two years of construction, crews have been hard at work:
- Hauling out old roadway and materials
- Building seven retaining walls
- Preparing the roadway
- Preparing the area for a new multi-use trail
- Rebuilding the roadway
- Building a land bridge
Crews are now working on making some final adjustments so they can open the road to traffic, which is currently anticipated for Tuesday, Nov. 26.
Even after the road opens to traffic, crews may be on site. The speed limit will remain at 45 miles per hour between Highway 101 and Charlson Road until the project has been completed in spring 2020.
Project anticipates spring 2020 completion
Hennepin County expects lane restrictions and short-term closures when crews return in the spring to finish work. Remaining work will include:
- Painting retaining walls
- Adding final layer of asphalt throughout corridor
- Paving multi-use trail on the north side of the road
- Completing final grading, seeding and landscaping
- Placing final striping and pavement markings
Read more on the project website at www.hennepin.us/flyingclouddrive.