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 July 19
Throughout the week, crews will set up temporary water to prepare for utility installation
Wednesday, July 21: Crews will lower manholes and gate valves to prepare for milling
Thursday, July 22: Crews will remove the existing asphalt surface from the Phase 1 area. This will leave a gravel surface for the roadway. The Phase 1 area will be closed to vehicle traffic during the contractor working hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Private utility companies will continue relocation activities