Valley Creek Road Construction Begins Today
The work begins at Radio Drive and Valley Creek Road, the busiest intersection in Washington County.
If all goes according to plan, the major road construction project through the center of Woodbury will begin before this morning’s commute.
Washington County plans to reconstruct Valley Creek Road from Bielenberg Drive to Woodbury Drive; work is expected to be complete in late October.
Crews will work on the intersection of Radio Drive and Valley Creek Road first. There will be right turn access only for the first few days of the project, likely through Aug. 5, according to the most recent notice from the county.
County officials encourage people to find alternate routes.
The project was pushed back a week because of a scheduling conflict with the contractor. There are financial incentives in place for getting the work done more quickly.
Valley Creek Road and Radio Drive
The traffic signals will be turned off and the intersection will be controlled with a four-way stop for the first 10-12 days of construction (weather permitting).
After the Radio Drive-Valley Creek Road intersection opens, Valley Creek Road will be reduced to a single lane in each direction (between Tower Drive and Interlachen Parkway).
The eastbound lanes of Valley Creek Road are expected to be closed first.
This is the busiest intersection in Washington County.
The road will be reconstructed with mill and concrete overlay from Bielenberg Drive to Interlachen Parkway, and mill and asphalt overlay from Interlachen Parkway to Woodbury Drive, according to a previous release from the city.
In the concrete pavement section, one side of Valley Creek will be closed at a time, with two-way traffic switched to the side of the road not being worked on, one-lane each direction.
The mill and asphalt overlay will be constructed under traffic with flaggers on either side of the work area.
The project will also include replacing broken storm sewer pipes and improving the accessibility of pedestrian ramps according to Americans with Disabilities Act standards and guidelines.
The entrance to the City Hall parking lot will remain open during construction, but access will be limited to a right-turn in and out of the parking lot for at least the first 10-12 days of construction, possibly longer.
Washington County is the lead agency on the project. Questions can be directed to Jacob Gave, Washington County project manager, at 651-430-4316 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The county also has a webpage dedicated to the project.