As part of the future Canterbury Commons, road and infrastructure projects have begun on the new extension Shenandoah Drive.
In October 2018, construction crews began work on Shenandoah Drive, a new public street that will connect the intersection of Eastway Avenue, Shenandoah Drive and Barenscheer Boulevard with the intersection of 12th Avenue and Vierling Drive.
The project site is in a unique area of Shakopee where the bedrock is less than one foot below the surface. This requires the construction crews to remove a significant amount of rock before construction of underground utilities can begin. The contractors have determined the most cost-effective way to do so is by blasting the rock.
Blasting operations will be limited in the area and will only be allowed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays. During blasting, it is estimated there will be up to three blasts per day.
Blasting will last into January. Utility installation and roadway construction will continue throughout the winter. The project is expected to wrap up in late 2019.