The City of Chanhassen and Carver County have developed construction plans for pedestrian crossing safety improvements at the Powers Boulevard and Lake Lucy Road intersection in Chanhassen.
The proposed intersection design will seek to improve safety and efficiency through a number of improvements, including pedestrian-activated warning lights, a center median, and other alignment changes. These improvements are expected to improve pedestrian safety by increasing driver awareness, reducing street crossing distances, and improving sight lines.
The project has been bid and awarded to Valley Paving. The work is expected to begin in late spring 2020 and be complete by fall 2020. The work will be staged to allow Powers Boulevard to remain open to traffic, however short term closures of Lake Lucy Road will be needed.
Small utility relocations are still underway. We expect construction on the Pedestrian Crossing Project tp start shortly after that, around the middle of August.
July 16, 2020
Xcel Engergy relocations were delayed for some time, but should be complete in the next few days. Mediacom and Centurylink will need to complete their relocation after Xcel is finished, which we expect to happen in the next two weeks. Construction on the Pedestrian Crossing Project should start shortly after that.
June 18, 2020
A report from Xcel Engergy states that crews are clearing for the wire transfer and should begin making the transfer starting on June 24th.
June 1, 2020
Small utility relocation work is still underway. The project is expected to get underway mid-June.
May 18, 2020
New power poles will be installed this week. Tree trimming should take place after pole placement is complete, in preparation for Xcel transfer. Centurylink and Mediacom transfers will follow.
May 4, 2020
Work is being done to relocate some small utilities in the area. This will continue throughout the month of May.