All dates are dependent on the weather and project readiness.
Carver County Road 101 between Flying Cloud Drive and The Minnesota River Bridge will have temporary lane closures with flagging operations throughout the project.
Hwy 61/Flying Cloud Drive is closed in both directions at Bluff Creek through early October.
There will be no access to the County Road 101 River Bridge for motorists traveling east from Chaska to Shakopee or those traveling north from Shakopee to Chaska. See detour map for more details (PDF, 166 KB, 1 page).
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
*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.
MnDOT flood Mitigation Program ($20M, LRIP, CTB, Scott and Carver Counties)
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.