The City of Chanhassen and its project partners, Carver County and the Minnesota Department of Transportation, are proposing improvements to Highway 101 between Pioneer Trail and Flying Cloud Drive. The improvements will transform the existing two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane divided roadway with curb and gutter and trail facilities.
Highway 101 is a roadway of regional significance including a crossing of the Minnesota River and a direct connection to Highway 212. Recent Investments have been made along Highway 101 including a new Minnesota River bridge crossing and the reconstruction of the roadway north of Pioneer Trail; however, the current roadway design between Pioneer Trail and Flying Cloud Drive limits the ability of the roadway to serve its intended purpose.
Preliminary design and environmental review activities were previously completed for the project in 2015, including the preparation of an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW), and the determination of a preferred layout, and the development of an official map detailing right-of-way/easement needs.
Funding was secured in 2018 to allow the project to proceed to final design and construction. The proposed schedule for the final design and construction is as follows:
The final design plans for the project have been prepared based on an updated project layout that can be found here.
The Chanhassen City Council awarded a construction contract to S.M. Hentges and Sons at their January 27, 2020 meeting. Construction is scheduled to begin in early March and continue through 2020 and 2021. Highway 101 will be closed to through traffic starting in June 2020.