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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 of Shakopee is proposing to develop to outlots in the Lennar development at Ridge Creek as a passive park that incorporates the existing wetlands and natural features while completing important trail connections from neighborhoods east and south of the development to Ridge Creek, Dean Lake and city destinations to the north and west.

Read more about the proposed park project in the Spring 2019 Hometown Messenger.

Alignment to Community Priorities and Goals

The project fits with the goals and priorities of the community and the comprehensive plan by creating more park, trail and open space opportunities that enhance the quality of life of residents and visitors.

Timeline

     
 Design concept plan approved City Council  Dec. 4, 2018 

Funding

The city will be applying for grant funding from the Department of Natural Resources. Additionally, the city will be including the project in its capital improvement plan.

Community Impact

Ridge Creek Park will create important trail connections and outdoor space for community members.

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