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.

Current

Full closures

  • Hwy 61 closed in both directions between Great Plains Boulevard and County Road 101.
  • Great Plains Boulevard closed at County Road 101. There is no access to  the County Road 101 river crossing between Chaska/Chanhassen and Shakopee (The County Road 101 river crossing is open for motorists between Shakopee and Eden Prairie)

    Detour map for mid-May to early June (PDF, 247 KB, 1 pg)
    Detour map for early June to mid-July (PDF, 264 KB, 1 pg)

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, 414 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.