There are fifty miles of roads in Shorewood. The Public Works Department provides year-round repair and maintenance to preserve our City streets and rights-of-way. Primary maintenance activities include sweeping, filling potholes, crack sealing and putting thin overlays on the streets. During the winter season, the Public Works Department is also responsible for snow removal and ice control on all city streets. Roads are repaired and patched as needed. A 20-year Road Plan has been developed for road sealcoating, mill/overlay, and reconstruction. You can look at the plan to see when your road is scheduled for these services.
Xcel Transmission Line Project
Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota corporation, doing business as “Xcel Energy” proposes to upgrade approximately 20 miles of existing 69 kV transmission line to 115 kV capacity near the cities of Chanhassen, Shorewood, Excelsior, Deephaven, Greenwood, Minnetonka, and Eden Prairie. This project will include vegetation management, including tree trimming. Residents directly affected by the tree work will be notified by Xcel Energy. See details about the program and how it will affect Shorewood. If you have questions or comments about work being conducted, please contact Xcel at 1-800-895-4999.
Paving of Valleywood Lane and Valleywood Circle will take place Thursday, August 7 and Friday, August 8. Please watch for road crews and allow extra time when using these roads. For more information on the project contact the city, 952.960.7900.
The county has launched a new interactive road construction map, illustrating active projects on county roads. This map will keep you informed of projects within the county. View the map at www.hennepin.us/residents#transportation.
The Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) project to construct a second sewer force main in Shorewood and Greenwood east of Excelsior is on hold for the winter. Work is anticipated to resume in the spring of 2014. If you have any questions regarding the project MCES please call Tom Buchal at 651-325-6369 or Quentin Knaak at 651-325-5790. See the project website for complete information and project updates.
2014 Construction affecting Shorewood residents will be on Excelsior Boulevard from Manor Road to St. Albans Bay Road and Covington Road from about 500 feet west of Carrie Lane to the top of the hill east of the cemetery entrance.
The City Council has reviewed a 20 year street maintenance program that includes projected timeframes to Reconstruct, Reclaim, Overlay, and Sealcoat various streets throughout Shorewood. The plan is subject to annual budget constraints and council review but represents the city’s efforts to keep the streets in good overall condition. Citizens are encouraged to provide feedback to the City Council and staff on the timing and nature of the maintenance activities.
To report a pothole on city streets, call City Hall, 952.960.7900, or send an email including your phone number and the exact location of the pot hole.
For state roads, i.e., State Highway 7 and State Highway 41, pot holes should be reported to MnDOT.
For county roads, i.e., County Road 19, pot holes should be reported to Hennepin County online or at 612-596-0300.
Street lights are maintained in Shorewood by Xcel Energy. Report street light outages to Xcel. If the light is in one of the Shorewood parks, please report to the city with your name, phone number and exact location of the light.
- Street Sweeping
- Road Restrictions
- Mill & Overlay
- Rd Reconstruction
Every spring, the Public Works Department sweeps the City streets to remove sand and salt residue from the winter snow and ice control operations, and to provide safe conditions for all modes of transportation. Sweeping up the sand also keeps it out of the storm drains as well as our lakes and wetlands. The process begins as soon as weather permits, after street weight restrictions are lifted, and continues until all of the streets have been swept at least once.
Road Restrictions are OFF for the season as of May 9, 2014.
To preserve the condition of the public streets within the city from serious damage and destruction during vulnerable weather conditions, street weight restrictions are enforced according to MnDOT guidelines. View Map. For exact dates (based upon weather) please see the MnDOT website, or call the city at 952.960.7913.
Streets to receive a mill and overlay are typically determined in March-April for work to be completed in the summer. Residents on affected streets will receive a letter from the city with complete information once the contractor has been selected.
The following streets will receive mill and overlay in 2014:
Club Valley Rd (Yellowstone Trail to Wood Dr)
Lake Virginia Dr
Sealcoating is a major part of the street maintenance program in Shorewood. In the process, an application of liquid asphalt is placed on the existing street surface and immediately covered by small rocks. After leaving a few days of time for cars to drive over the surface, somewhat compacting the rocks into the surface, roads are swept of excess rock.
Before streets are sealcoated, a resident information letter is sent to those directly affected by the sealcoating. This letter gives specific dates that sealcoating of the street is expected to take place, and any specific requests by the City, such as keeping parked cars off of the street.
During the process, residents are encouraged to drive slowly and and be patient. It is a fairly quick process that extends the life of our roads, reducing cost and improving drive conditions.
Streets to receive seal coating in 2014 include (subject to change):
W 62nd St
Arbor Creek Lane
Blue Ridge Lane
Grant Lorenz Rd (Smithtown Rd to Birch Bluff Rd)
Harding Av (Wedgewood Dr to Harding Ln)
Harding Lane N & S
Howards Point Rd
Maple Ridge Lane
Marsh Pointe Cir, Ct and Drive
Oak Ridge Cir
Smithtown Cir, Lane and Way
Smithtown Road (Victoria border to Cnty Rd 19)
Strawberry Ct and Lane
Sunnyvale Lane (Meadowview Ln to Eureka Rd)
Woodside Lane and Road
In 2014, the following roads will undergo reconstruction: Sunnyvale Ln, Valleywood Cir, Valleywood Ln
Residents will be notified prior to construction.