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

8 p.m. Sun, July 25 through Sat, Aug. 14
  • EB Hwy 7 is reduced to one lane between Christmas Lake Rd. and Hwy 101
Mon, July 26 through Sat, Aug. 14
  • Access to and from EB Hwy 7 to Christmas Lake Rd. is closed
  • Access to and from WB Hwy 7 to Christmas Lake Rd. is closed
    • Hwy 7 to Christmas Lake Rd. detour: NB Christmas Lake Rd. to Excelsior Blvd., WB Excelsior Blvd. to Mill St., southbound on Mill St. to 3rd Ave., eastbound on 3rd Ave. to Christmas Lake.
    • NB Christmas Lake Rd. detour: NB Christmas Lake Rd. to 3rd Ave., westbound on 3rd Ave. to Mill St., northbound on Mill St. to Excelsior Blvd., eastbound on Excelsior Blvd. to Christmas Lake Rd.

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.

Lane closures

Mon, Aug. 16 through mid-October
  • WB Hwy 7 is reduced to one lane between Christmas Lake Rd. and Old Market Rd.

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