2021 Projects

Waconia Parkway South & East Frontage Road Projects

For information on 2021-2022 road construction projects, including Waconia Parkway South and East Frontage Road visit https://clients.bolton-menk.com/waconiaengineering/.

L-52 Sanitary Sewer Lift Station 

The City Council awarded the L-52 Sanitary Sewer Lift Station Improvement project to Lametti & Sons back in May of 2021.  Project improvements will begin in early August with a completion date of late October or early November.  The project consists of a new wet well and conversion of the current sewage pumps to a submersible pump operation.  The old pumps were in a separate area from the sewage, thus in a dry area and not impacted by the sewer.  A grinder in advance of the pumps will be installed to assist in reductions of pump clogging. The existing wet well will be utilized as a backup storage containment system in events of pump failures, or conditions out of staff’s control.  By maintaining the current wet-well it will allow staff more time to respond to emergencies at the Sewer Lift Station.

Bituminous Trail Sealing - 2021 Project

The Public Services Department has multiple partnerships with outside agencies for seasonal maintenance activities. One such partnership is with Scott County, where Waconia and other local agencies combine asphalt bituminous trail sealing for bidding purposes. By combining work and resources, we see lower operational costs.

The focus for the sealing process is to prevent oxidation of the asphalt surface from the sun's rays. The more sun exposure, the more deterioration that occurs to the asphalt surface. This process is much like what we complete when we chip seal our streets. 

Linked, you'll find a PDF document that highlights the areas being completed in the community. Most of our emphasis is again on the trails east of Trunk Highway 284 and extend north and south from Interlakken Woods to Lake Waconia. (Trail Map Linked Here)

Prior to the sealing process, Public Services staff will be making minor repairs. If these repairs are programmed near your residence, we will make every effort to make you aware in advance of the work. Please adhere to the notices and postings when the sealing company starts their work. They will be spraying the cracks and sealing them in advance of the seal coat operations. It will take one day for the seal coat to try.

Questions can be directed to publicservices@waconia.org or 952-442-2615.

2021 Infrastructure Improvement Project

The City of Waconia City Council recently awarded the 2021 Infrastructure Improvement Project to GMH Asphalt.  The programmed improvement will span the summer and occur in multiple areas of the community.  Below are a listing of the improvements projects.

  1. Boulder Wall Replacement Project; CIP Project 613  The project location is near the Interlaken Development Underpass near Stonegate and Interlaken Woods Developments and includes removal of a failing boulder wall and replacing it with a Modular Large Block Wall , improved drainage to support the wall construction.  As a result of the improvements some of the existing bituminous trail system will be replaced.
  2. Turf Parking Lot Project; CIP Project 595  The project location is near Bayview Elementary off of Waconia Parkway North.  As part of our 2019 Improvement Project the City was required to conduct additional water quality improvements near the Parkway. The proposed turf parking lot will allow for storage and infiltration of rain water before entering the City’s Storm Water Conveyance system and entry of Burandt Lake.
  3. Hunters Crossing Pond Filter Bench Project; CIP Project 617  The project location is north of Waconia Parkway South and in between Farmline Road and Countryside Road.  The improvement is a water quality requirement of the Municipal Infrastructure Improvements complete in 2020 on Walnut and Third Streets in the Downtown Area.  The City will maintain a Water Quality Credit Bank by completing the filter bench improvements.  These credits will be utilized for future infrastructure improvements until the bank is at zero credits.
  4. Street Overlay, Sidewalk, Drainage and ADA Improvement Project; CIP Project 127   The improvements are planned for Sparrow Road between Oak Avenue from the west to the Waterford Addition Development line to the east.  As listed the street surface will be milled and overlaid with new asphalt, all sidewalk and driveway approached on the sidewalk side will be modified to meet ADA standards and the sidewalk width will be expanded to meet the City Standards of Six-Feet.  The Drainage improvements will consist of improving curb side drainage for multiple areas on each side of the roadways a where applicable.

Residents in the Sparrow Road Street Overlay area will experience some delays in traffic due to the storm water improvements, access to the driveway side of the sidewalk improvements during the removal, replacement and curing times of the concrete.   Individual Homeowner’s will receive notification of these improvements and time frames.  At the point where the Sparrow Road is being resurfaced local traffic will be difficult and we intend to complete some form of roadway closure to complete the surfacing improvement. Once again, advance notification of this work will occur.

Residents can find two pdf documents with this Project Information;  First, is the Project Schedule provided by the Contractor.   Please keep in mind the schedule is weather dependent and may be altered as such.  Second, is and overview of the soft and hard closures regarding access to Sparrow Road.

Project Attachments:

If you are looking for further project information, Please, contact the following individuals:

City Contact, Project Information:

Craig Eldred, Public Services Director

(952) 442-4265 or email celdred@waconia.org

Robert Porter

(612) 756-4312 or email Robert.porter@bolton-menk.com