Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

101/61 Southwest Reconnection Project

Shakopee, Chanhassen

Traffic impacts

Hwy 100 and Bass Lake Rd project map
Click map for larger PDF version.

All dates are dependent on the weather and project readiness.

Lane closures

Currently

  • Carver County Road 101 between Flying Cloud Drive and The Minnesota River Bridge will have temporary lane closures with flagging operations throughout the project.
  • The County Hwy 61 and 101 connection in Shakopee, Eden Prairie, Chaska and Chanhassen is open to traffic.
  • Hwy 61 is closed at Great Plains Boulevard through mid-November. Follow the signed detour using Great Plains Boulevard, Pioneer Trail and County Road 4 to bypass the closure. View detour (PDF 212 KB, 1 page)

There will not be access to the County Road 101 River Crossing between Eden Prairie and Shakopee.

Daytime noise

Local residents and businesses on the Shakopee side of the river will hear noise during the typical daytime working hours as crews use heavy equipment to hammer steel into the ground.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Construct new bridge across the floodplain north of the Minnesota River channel to raise the roadway out of the 100-year flood elevation
  • Reconstruct the Carver County Road 101/Hwy 61 “Y” intersection as a roundabout, and make additional improvements along  Hwy 61
  • Reduce the frequency and duration of road closures caused by seasonal flooding of the Minnesota River Valley
  • Minimize regional and local transportation disruptions that occur when other area river crossings must be closed due to seasonal flooding
  • Minimize long-term maintenance and repair costs
  • Add a multiuse trail that will connect regional trails, a roundabout at the "wye" and additional improvements along County Road 61

Map showing project staging (PDF, 761 KB, 1 page)

Cost

  • $34 million (Hwy 101)
  • $20 million (Co Hwy 61)
  • Total = $54 million

*Cost estimate based a four -lane bridge structure over the Minnesota River floodplain (MnDOT portion). The Carver County portion is based on a roundabout centered in the existing “Y” at the north end of the project and includes additional improvements on Flying Cloud Drive & Carver County Road 101 to the north. Construction costs only reported.

Funding sources

MnDOT flood Mitigation Program ($20M, LRIP, CTB, Scott and Carver Counties)

Adjacent project

Hennepin County is currently developing a project to reconstruct Flying Cloud Drive (County Road 61) from Carver County Road 101 to Charlson Road. For additional information, visit the Hennepin County project site for details.