This summer’s Downtown Reconstruction Project will involve reconstructing:
Walnut Street between Fourth Street and County Road 61 (Chaska Boulevard)
Fifth Street between Highway 41 (Chestnut Street) and Walnut Street
The Sixth Street bridge
Crews will be upgrading the utility services as well as the street, sidewalk and boulevard. The construction of the road and utilities will require various road closures and detours from July through November.
The project has been divided into multiple phases:
Phase 1 will include Walnut Street between Fourth Street and Fifth Street and part of Fifth Street
Phase 1B will include Walnut Street between Fifth Street and County Road 61 (Chaska Blvd.)
Phase 2 will include part of Fifth Street
Construction Update for week of October 4
Crews will remove the old sidewalk throughout the project area to get ready for the installation of the new sidewalk.
Concrete crews will continue curb and gutter installation.
Once curb and gutter is installed, crews will move to sidewalk installation in the Phase 1 area.
On Tuesday, October 5, milling will occur in the Phase 2 area. Milling removes the existing blacktop and leaves a drivable gravel surface.
Please do not part on 5th Street starting at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday.
To access the 510/511 parking lot, please use the entrance off of Walnut Street.
Utility installation is scheduled to start on Wednesday, October 6. During utility installation, please use the driveway entrance off of Walnut Street for the 510/511 parking lot.
Once utility installation starts in the Phase 2 area, we will provide updates on parking locations in the Phase 1 area.