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.

Each summer, the city seals pavement cracks; repaints lines and crosswalks; and sealcoats streets and parking lots as part of its annual street maintenance program. Work typically includes:

Sealcoating/chip sealing

  • Uses a mix of heated liquid asphalt and small rock to provide an effective barrier against water intrusion, aging and oxidation.
  • Can be a messy and very dusty operation. Watch for No Parking signs in impacted areas.
  • While crews sweep streets of surplus rock days and weeks after installation, some chips will continue to release over time, resulting in excess rock along curbs and in yards.

Crack sealing

  • Blows out cracks and fills with rubber. The material is then covered with biodegradable toilet paper.
  • It is okay to drive over the paper. Watch for No Parking signs in impacted areas.
  • We recommend you do not park near end of driveway to avoid rock and debris.

Pavement markings/line painting

  • Symbol (crosswalks, arrows) and line painting
  • Performed in two phases so crews can mark overlay streets