Minnesota Department of Transportation

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101/61 Southwest Reconnection Project

Shakopee, Chanhassen

Project complete

Hwy 100 and Bass Lake Rd project map
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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 Co Rd 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 "Y" and additional improvements along Co Rd 61

    Map showing project staging (PDF)