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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 rehabilitation of the city's infrastructure (street, sanitary sewer, watermain and storm sewer) in the older sections of the community. The useful life of the infrastructure has been exceeded, and it will be replaced to extend its life.

Improvements include:

  • Replace aging sewer, water and storm sewer pipes
  • Lay new pavement, curb and gutter

Streets are selected for reconstruction from the city’s five-year Capital Improvement Plan. 

Project Area

Streets to be reconstructed in 2019 include:

  • Scott Street from Fourth Avenue to Sixth Avenue
  • Minnesota Street cul-de-sac south of Fourth Avenue
  • Seventh Avenue from Spencer Street to Sommerville Street

2019 Street Reconstruction Project Map

Note: Reconstruction of Levee Drive, Scott Street (Second Avenue to Levee Drive), Atwood Street and Fuller Street will be delayed to summer 2020. This will accommodate utility relocation and initial construction of the River Bluff Apartments Development.

Funding

The 2019 project is estimated at $2.3 million. Funding for this project will come from a variety of sources:

  • Capital Improvement Fund
  • Shakopee Public Utilities
  • Sanitary Sewer Fund
  • Storm Drainage Fund
  • Special assessments to the benefiting properties