Turn Lane Nearly Complete, More Valley Creek Roadwork Looms

Washington County is expected to begin its Valley Creek Road resurfacing project the week of July 9.

Crews on Tuesday said they were close to completing some maintenance work on two underground water valves at the intersection of Radio Drive and Valley Creek Road.

The right-turn lane from southbound Radio to westbound Valley Creek has been closed since Monday, and it's set to reopen Friday (weather permitting), according to Communications Coordinator Jason Egerstrom.

City officials wanted to get the work done before the county comes through and resurfaces Valley Creek Road from Bielenberg Drive to Woodbury Drive, he said.

That project is expected to begin the second week of July.

There will be different traffic impacts for different portions of the project.

Two types of pavement will be used: concrete from Bielenberg Drive to Interlachen Parkway and asphalt from Interlachen Parkway to Woodbury Drive.

The concrete work will have a significant impact on traffic. The asphalt work will disrupt normal traffic operations, but only one lane of the four-lane road will be closed at a time.

Valley Creek Road will be open to traffic during most of the construction. However, each side of the road will be constructed separately—restricting traffic to one lane in each direction.

In addition, there will be intermittent closures with limited access when busy intersections—such as the Radio Drive/Valley Creek Road intersection—are being paved.

The work, which also replace broken storm sewer pipes, upgrade seven signals and improve accessibility of pedestrian ramps, is expected to be completed in late September or early October, weather permitting.


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Kris Janisch May 24, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Looks like that turn lane opened a day early, at least.


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