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.

The city's annual street maintenance program includes the mill and overlay of various streets throughout the city, as well as upgrading of trail and sidewalk pedestrian ramp facilities. It is designed to preserve and protect the pavement, with a goal of reaching a 50-year life expectancy before a street requires complete reconstruction.

Improvements include:

  • Mills, paves and sealcoats selected city streets with new bituminous overlays
  • Upgrades trail and sidewalk pedestrian ramps

Project Area

Streets to be milled and overlaid in 2019 include:

  • Gateway Drive, 11th and 12th Avenue east of Valley Park Drive
  • Southbridge area
  • Sarazin Street from St. Francis Avenue to Mooers Avenue
  • Fairhaven Drive, Abbey Point, Cambridge Way and Langston Court

2019 Mill and Overlay Project


The 2019 project is estimated at $2.2 million. Funding for this project will come from a variety of sources:

  • Capital Improvement Fund
  • Shakopee Public Utilities
  • Sanitary Sewer Fund
  • Storm Drainage Fund