2023 Projects

2023 Market Place Drive Street Lighting Project 

The City of Waconia worked with JE Waconia 2018,LLC. to amend a previous agreement for street lighting on Market Place Drive between Hwy 10 and Mill Lane. The old lighting fixtures were initially established as private street lighting.  Most have been inoperable for some time, thus the efforts for their replacement.

Starting on May 4th, 2023 Choice Electric will begin work on removing the old lighting fixtures, bases and in some instances the buried electrical. Following the removals new conduits and concrete bases will be installed to support the new lighting.

Lighting fixtures have been received, but not the poles for the new installation. Pole delivery is not scheduled for several weeks. As soon as these are received installation will be completed. 

Throughout the removals, conduit, light base installation and eventually the light poles and fixture installation we will maintain traffic control of Market Place Drive. The work will include a lane closure of the dedicated Right-Hand Turn Lane to East Bound Hwy 10.  Other removal and improvement areas west of the Hwy 10 signal will be altered to allow for lane shifts and two-way traffic.

Attached is an image of the placement of new lights. Some may vary according to the new businesses, as this plan was established in calendar year 2019. If you have questions regarding the light improvement project, email me directly at celdred@waconia.org

2023 Market Place Drive Street Lighting Project Map

2023 Waterford Park Project

The Waterford Park play area construction will begin the first week of June. Trail and parking lot light bases will be installed, water lines will be put in place to support the community gardens, and the shelter will receive a new roof. Irrigation will be installed around the play system once the lighting and water service have been completed. The parking lot is tentatively set for asphalt re-surfacing on Monday, May 22nd. On this date there will be on-street parking ONLY.

The new Waterford Park green space has been updated with irrigation. Restoration of the existing system will occur soon, and coincide with final site restoration. Weather permitting, the Waterford Park's estimated completion date is mid-June.