Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 7

Deephaven, Greenwood, Minnetonka and Shorewood

Traffic impacts

Highway 7 Minnetonka to Shorewood project location map

Hwy 7 Minnetonka to Shorewood project location map.

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Current

Lane closures

Sun, May 15 through Thu, May 26; 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly
  • Hwy 7 is reduced to one lane intermittently in both directions between Christmas Lake Rd. in Shorewood and I-494 in Minnetonka
    • When crews pave through intersections flaggers will be used to direct traffic through the area
    • Note: The contractor will be using nighttime hours to remove and replace a thin layer of pavement. This work may create some noise, however, the crews will constantly be moving and it should not be concentrated in one area for an extended period of time.

Upcoming

Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be posted as details become available. Motorists can expect a full-weekend closure, road and lane closures on Hwy 7 during the project.

About this project

Crews will be making several updates to Hwy 7 between Christmas Lake Rd. in Shorewood and I-494 in Minnetonka in 2021.

Summary of work

  • Repave Hwy 7
  • Extend merge lanes
  • Improve guardrail for safety
  • Add ADA improvements including ramps and sidewalks
  • Build additional lane that connects SB I-494 and WB Hwy 7
  • Add deceleration lanes at I-494
  • Close free-right turn at Old Market Rd.
  • Replace the signal at Old Market Rd.
  • Close Kings Dr. access to Hwy 7