Flooding Update for Highway 41 in Chaska 

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Highway 41 will close between Highway 169 and Chaska Boulevard at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, due to the rising water levels of the Minnesota River. Highway 41 will remain closed until the water recedes and any damage to the road can be repaired. Motorists can expect additional traffic on the Highway 101 river crossing in Shakopee.

Over the weekend, MnDOT restriped northbound Highway 169 over the Bloomington Ferry Bridge to add a temporary third lane to ease congestion.

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To protect its streets from being torn up due to sewer service line failures, the city introduced a new multi-year project in 2015 to strengthen privately owned sanitary sewer lateral pipes.

Contractors use a no-dig method to install a new pipe inside the existing lateral pipe from the sewer main to a point just beyond the street edge. This technique has been shown to strengthen pipes and reduce the chance of failure.

Informational letter to residents impacted by 2019 project [PDF]

PowerPoint presentation from Jan. 10 informational meeting [PDF]

The city intends to continue the project through 2019.

2019 Project Area

Work is scheduled to begin in in summer 2019. Project area includes:

  • 10th Avenue from Market Street to Marschall Road
  • 11th Avenue East from Minnesota Street to Marschall Road and Merritt Avenue to Austin Street
  • Legion Street from 10th Avenue to 11th Avenue
  • Shawmut Street from 10th Avenue to 11th Avenue
  • Naumkeag Street from 10th Avenue to 11th Avenue
  • Prairie Street from 10th Avenue to 11th Avenue
  • Spencer Street from 10th Avenue to 11th Avenue
  • Minnesota Street from 10th Avenue to 11th Avenue
  • 12th Avenue West and Jefferson Street intersection2019 sewer lining Project Area