Report a Road
City streets are inspected and assessed annually for any needed maintenance and hazards (resurfacing and drainage). Public Works staff also inspects any received notification of hazards in streets. Please call 952.960.7900 for more information or to report a street needing repair or report online. Please be specific in describing the location and problem. Issues with county roads should be reported to Hennepin County. Problems on state and federal roads may be directed to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The city maintains speed limits according to guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Shorewood city council has adopted a speed policy to respond to requests for speed limit changes and enforcement. If you notice a speed problem, you may request the Speed Awareness Display (SAD) be placed on the roadway to monitor speeds. Requests should be directed to South Lake Minnetonka Police Department. The SAD is in high demand, so your request will be put on a list and your street will be monitored when possible.
The Engineering Department is responsible for overseeing the planning, design and construction of all public streets and utility projects, including right-of way acquisition, and maintains records on all public improvements that have been made within the city. This department also prepares feasibility reports and performs inspections of the capital improvement projects. Other responsibilities include special assessments, traffic operations, grading permits, utility permits, and overseeing the preparation of city maps.
The city currently contracts with WSB Engineering for engineering services. Paul Hornby has an office at city hall two days per week, 952.960.7910. You may also contact Larry Brown, Public Works Director, 952.960.7913.