Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Police a few blocks away heard the noises, which were attributed to blown underground energy transformers.
Underground transformers apparently blew along Parkwood Drive near Valley Creek Road early Tuesday morning, sounding off several loud booms and waking residents. Officers a few blocks away heard the booms, said Michelle Okada, Public Safety spokeswoman. “It sounds like it was pretty loud,” she said. A resident told Patch there was a bright flash of white light and a “huge explosion” at about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 7. Police checked the area and didn’t find any obvious problems, and Xcel Energy crews were called in to investigate, Okada said. There was no fire. Residents did report power outages in the area, she said. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Sunday, December 2, 2012
A look back at the news of the week in Woodbury.
A ‘Behind the Scenes Tour’ of Woodbury Applications will be accepted soon for the Woodbury Community Foundation’s Citizens’ Academy. Woodbury to Discuss Need for ‘Inconvenient’ Valley Creek Road Stop Signs This preview story got things rolling on the stop sign discussion on the site this week. Enter Patch's 'Deck the House' Contest for a Chance to Win $100,000 for Woodbury Schools Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for Woodbury schools, and/or $500 to pay your electric bills! District 833: Fourteen Apply for School Board Spot Chair Leslee Boyd is stepping down from the South Washington County School Board. What’s Left to Want in Woodbury? From Patch …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The City Council opted to move ahead with a study of regional traffic flow before making a decision on the stop signs, which some residents say don’t make sense.
The stop signs at the top of a hill along Valley Creek Road will remain in place… for now, at least. The Woodbury City Council on Wednesday informally agreed to move forward with a study of traffic flow in the area surrounding the stop signs, which are located between Woodbury Drive and Settlers Ridge Parkway and have often been questioned by residents. The study could cost $50,000 to complete, said Public Works Director David Jessup. Councilwoman Amy Scoggins previously brought the topic to the city’s attention. She said it makes sense to get expert analysis of the area before deciding on the stop signs. “I like the idea,” she said. Some background on the stop signs from the council agenda: Cottage Grove Drive was disconnected from Valley…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Why did Washington County use two different surface types for the roadwork?
Woodbury Patch was asked: Why did the county use asphalt on one part of the Valley Creek Road construction project and concrete on the other? The reason, said project manager Jacob Gave, is age. The project stretched from Bielenberg Drive to Woodbury Drive, and Interlachen Parkway was the cutoff for the two road types—asphalt east of Interlachen and concrete to the west. The concrete portion of the roadway hadn’t been rebuilt since the mid-1990s, Gave said, and the portion of roadway east of Interlachen was in better shape. “There was a little bit more deterioration between Interlachen and Bielenberg,” he said. While concrete is typically more difficult to install, maintenance is easier, Gave said. “The tradeoff is you don’t have to come …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Councilwoman Amy Scoggins previously questioned the need for the stop signs at the top of the hill between Woodbury Drive and Settlers Ridge Parkway.
Do you ever make a complete stop at the top of the hill between Woodbury Drive and Settlers Ridge Parkway? This summer, Councilwoman Amy Scoggins questioned the need for those stop signs, and on Wednesday the Woodbury City Council will discuss its options for traffic control there. Related: Are These Woodbury Stop Signs Really Necessary? Some background from the council workshop agenda item: Cottage Grove Drive was disconnected from Valley Creek Road in 2006, concurrent with the connection of northbound and southbound Settlers Ridge Parkway to Valley Creek Road. At that time, it was decided to maintain the eastbound and westbound stop signs on Valley Creek Road at the old Cottage Grove Drive intersection. This decision was based …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Washington County sent out an update on Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Below is the latest update from Washington County on the Valley Creek Road construction project. There will be multiple traffic changes along Valley Creek Road during the next week as crews complete concrete work from Bielenberg Drive to Interlachen Parkway. Thursday, Nov. 8: The Radio Drive and Valley Creek Road intersection will be closed beginning at 9 a.m. and will be open by 5 a.m.
on Friday, Nov. 9. Right turn lanes will remain open. Nov. 5-7: Mill and overlay will be done from Interlachen to Woodbury Drive. Intermittent lane closures will occur. Saturday, Nov. 10: Complete project, all
l lanes will open.
As always, the schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen conflicts or weather. Again, thank you for your patience …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Access will be limited at Radio Drive and Valley Creek Road on Monday, Nov. 5.
Only right turns will be allowed at Valley Creek Road and Radio Drive on Monday, Nov. 5, as part of the major roadwork project. The intersection is expected to be fully operational by Election Day, according to a release from the county. There will be full access to City Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 6, and there will be no construction work along Valley Creek Road between Donegal Drive/Central Park Place and Tower Drive. “Please use caution in construction areas and consider using alternate routes,” reads part of the release. “Your patience is appreciated.” Questions about the Valley Creek Road project should be directed to Jacob Gave, Washington County Transportation Division, at 651-430-4316 or Jacob.Gave@co.washington.mn.us. Check out …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Traffic changes are planned for next week in the major Woodbury roadwork project.
Traffic will get back on the “right” side of the street along Valley Creek Road sometime next week. From Bielenberg Drive to Interlachen Parkway—where traffic has been shifted to one side of the street in both directions—it will still be one lane, however. Crews will be doing “shoulder work” and cars will be routed to the inside lanes on each side of the median, said Lyssa Leitner, Washington County business liaison. A date for the switch hasn’t been set, but it is expected to happen next week, she said. Check out previous coverage of the project Traffic signals along that stretch of the project—where Valley Creek Road is being reconstructed with mill and concrete overlay—are also expected to become fully operational next week. (They…
Friday, October 5, 2012
Washington County sent out the latest update about the Woodbury roadwork project on Friday afternoon.
Washington County on Friday sent out the latest update about the Valley Creek Road construction project: On Monday (Oct. 8), concrete work will begin on the westbound lanes of Valley Creek Road. Please be aware of changing access throughout the project area. All businesses in the area will remain open and there will be detour signs posted for any intersections that are closed. The work stretches from Bielenberg Drive to Woodbury Drive. Woodbury officials last month said the work is expected to wrap up the first or second week of November. Valley Creek Road Construction Project Pushed Back Valley Creek Road Construction Begins Today How Will the Valley Creek Road Construction Impact Woodbury Businesses? Valley Creek Road Construction …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Here’s a look back at this week’s blog posts on Woodbury Patch.
We recently added a couple of new bloggers, both of whom hit the ground running with their posts. Popular this week were posts about the presidential campaign, East Ridge homecoming and one Woodbury resident’s experience with the Valley Creek Road construction project. If you’re interested in joining our Local Voices roll, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Polling in Today's Political Climate What does political polling mean to you? (Kurt Shea) Religion in the Public Square The religious argument deconstructed. (Thomas St Martin) Back to (Driving) School Woodbury road construction got your undies in a bundle, too? (Vicki Strong) Woodbury Real Estate Update Sept. 24, 2012 New listings continue to replace the homes sold and inventory …