2012 Street and Utility Improvement Project
The 2012 Street and Utility Improvement Project is well under way. Minnetonka Mills Road is nearing completion and should be completely ready by the time school starts.
This project includes the reconstruction of the following:
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- Minnetonka Mills Road between 5th Avenue N. and its end west of 11th Avenue N.
- 4th Street N. between 10th and 11th Avenues N.
- 9th Avenue North between Minnetonka Mills Road and 3rd Street N.
- 3rd Street N. between 8th and 9th Avenues N.
- 8th Avenue N. between 1st and 2nd Streets N.
- The alley between 5th and 6th Avenues N. and between 2nd and 3rd Streets N.
- The alley between 8th and 9th Avenues S. just south of Mainstreet.
The project also includes the reclamation of approximately 200 feet of Gethsemane Road beginning at Minnetonka Mills Road.
- Pedestrian Safety Improvements at Alice Smith School
Part of this project is aimed at improving pedestrian safety for students walking to Alice Smith School. The improvements include realigning the school’s entrances and reconfiguring the five legged intersection at 9th Avenue, 4th Street, and Minnetonka Mills Road.
- Street Improvements
Proposed street improvements include full reconstruction with new curb and gutter throughout the project area. The exception to this is Minnetonka Mills west of 11th Avenue and Gethsemane Road. These streets are similar in nature to South Service Drive from the 2011 project and no curb and gutter was installed on this road.
- Water Main Improvements
Proposed water main improvements include the removal and replacement of valves and hydrants in the area. Additionally, all water services will be replaced from the main to the property line unless they are copper and less than 10 years old.
- Storm Sewer Improvements
Proposed storm sewer improvements include upgrading a storm sewer line in Minnetonka Mills Road between 5th and 6th Avenues N. and upgrades and new inlets as needed to address drainage issues. Sanitary sewer improvements include replacing a pipe in Minnetonka Mills Road between 5th and 6th Avenues N, a couple of manhole replacements and spot repairs.
Pedestrian facilities include a 6 foot wide concrete sidewalk on the south side of Minnetonka Mills Road between 8th and 9th Avenues N. across from Alice Smith School. There is currently sidewalk along the east half of this area and the connection would be completed with this project. This is part of the larger effort to improve the safety of the pedestrian access to Alice Smith School.
Capital Improvement Plan
View a map of planned street improvement projects in the next 5 years.
Hwy 61 (Shady Oak Rd)
Hennepin County, in partnership with the Cities of Minnetonka and Hopkins, is proposing to reconstruct County State Aid Highway 61 (Shady Oak Road) from north of Excelsior Blvd to TH 7. Learn more about the Shady Oak Road redesign.
County road construction
For information about current road construction on county roads in Hopkins, use Hennepin County's Road Construction Locator.
State road construction
For information on state highways, search MnDOT's web site.
Road Improvement Policy
To read about the guidelines and procedures for the improvement of roadways within the City of Hopkins and how these improvements are assessed, read Policy 8-B: Roadway Improvements.