Minnewashta Parkway Improvement Project


This proposed project is planned to be constructed in 2020 and 2021.  The project limits within Chanhassen will extend from Hwy. 7 into the City of Victoria and end at West 77th Street.  The Cities of Chanhassen and Victoria are coordinating a joint project, with the City of Chanhassen in the lead. The roadway section between West 77th Street and Hwy. 5 was recently improved by MNDot and does not require rehabilitation.  Hence, the entire street length between Hwy. 7 and Hwy. 5 will be improved by the end of the project.

The project will include replacement of the water main under the street, and new water service piping from the water main to the curb stop/box near the property lines.  Gate valves and hydrants will also be replaced.  Sanitary sewer, force main, and stormwater piping system repairs will be made as necessary.  Surface water improvements to some of the storm water ponds are also planned.  The retaining walls within the public right-of-way will be evaluated and improved as needed.  The trails will be reviewed, and accessibility improvements to access the trails will be a project priority.  The existing curb and gutter will be reviewed and spot replacements will be done as needed.  The existing manhole lids will be replaced to make inflow improvements and adjusted to match the profile of the street height.  A geotechnical evaluation has been performed and some soil corrections will be made.  Drain tile will be added to improve the drainage of the street section.

With the completion of the plans, it was decided that the project will take place over two years.  Due to the extent of the improvements and to provide reasonable access to the area, the project will be divided into two phases.  The first phase will be the southern half and take place in 2020, and the second phase will cover the northern half in 2021.  The project was able to justify to MnDOT that a temporary signal light at the intersection with Hwy 5 is warranted in 2021, to assist with the additional traffic that will be directed to the intersection.

Related Resources

Project Maps

Minnewashta Parkway Project Layout  -This map shows the proposed project improvements.
Construction Phasing Layout  -This map shows the proposed construction phasing for the project.
Hwy 7 Eastbound Detour  -This map shows the MnDOT Hwy 7 project which is not directly associated with any City of Chanhassen project, but the project construction will occur concurrently with the Minnewashta Parkway construction in 2020.

Assessment Practice

The City of Chanhassen's Assessment Practice is intended to provide direction to City Staff in preparation of assessment rolls for public improvements, to ensure fair and consistent treatment of all properties within the City of Chanhassen.  
Assessment Map  -This maps show which properties are proposed to be assessed for the Minnewashta Parkway Project.
Assessment Calculation Exhibit  -This exhibit shows how the assessment amount was calculated.
2020 Special Assessment Changes

Pavement Management Questions/Answers

Feasibility Study

To see the final report on the feasibility study for the Minnewashta Parkway Project click Here.

Project Updates

June 5, 2020

The Contractor has been working on setting up temporary water and getting prepared for starting on the replacement of the water distribution system.  On Monday or Tuesday, June 8th or 9th, they plan to begin installing new gate valves.  This operation will require temporary water shut-offs during the day for an estimated total of 3 days.  Home owners who will be affected by a planned temporary water shut-off will be notified by the contractor 48 hours in advance of the shut-down.  The Contractor will leave a flyer at your home for the notifications.  We do everything we can ahead of time to plan to keep the least amount of properties as possible impacted by a water shut-off.  Please be aware that at times certain control valves do not function properly that are needed to shut-off the water per the plan.  This is one reason they are being replaced.  In the case of a planned shut-off where a valve doesn’t function – the Contractor will need to expand the area of the shutdown and additional properties will be affected.  In this case, an emergency shutdown notice will be delivered to the additional properties notifying them of the shutdown.

Throughout the week the temporary water lines will be tested to assure compliance with City standards for potable water.  Further prep work for the new water lines will also take place throughout the rest of the week.  Some additional clearing and grubbing may also occur.  The majority of the tree clearing for phase 1 has been completed.

The following week, residents will be switched over to the temporary water lines and again will be notified 48 hours in advance of the switchover.  Once everyone has been transitioned to temporary water, the contractors will begin the process of pipe bursting, a mostly trenchless way to install the new pipes.  Please be aware there will be excavation pits in the street where the contractor will be performing pipe bursting operations.

Please go slow and use caution if you need to travel through the construction zone.  Any resident who lives north of Lakebridge Rd is asked to use TH 7 to access their property and stay out of the zone where construction is occurring for safety purposes.

May 21, 2020
Beginning Tuesday, May 26th, Minnewashta Parkway will be closed to through traffic, for construction in Phase 1, Highway 5 to Kings Road.  Contractors will be clearing and grubbing, installing erosion control, and setting up the staging area at Roundhouse Park.  Please use caution in that area. 

Phase 1 will be further broken down into 3 parts.  Part A will be from Hwy 5 to Lakeridge Road, Part B will be from Lakeridge Road to Red Cedar Point Road and Part C will be from Red Cedar Point Road to Kings Road.  Part A will be set up for temporary water next week.  It is recommended that residents living North of Lakeridge Road access the area from Hwy 7. 

Project Schedule

Neighborhood Open House July 30, 2019
Accept Feasibility Report/Call Public Hearing              October 14, 2019              
Public Hearing October 28, 2019
Approve Plans & Specifications/Authorize Bidding February 10, 2020
Bid Openings March 6, 2020
Neighborhood Meeting March 24, 2020 -CANCELED
Assessment Hearing/Award Contract April 27, 2020 
Start Construction Phase 1 (West 77th St. to King's Rd)
Start Construction Phase 2 (King's Rd to Hwy 7)
May 2020 - October 2020
May 2021 - October 2021
 Substantial Completion October 2021
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Project Notifications Disclaimer
Due to the variability of construction, updates typically do not include specific details such as day-to-day scheduled activity. The City's inspector or contractor will notify occupants directly if they will be impacted by a utility service shut down (example: water shutoff), or work (such as excavation or new curb) that will impede access to the property for a period of hours or days.