Construction on Highway 41, Chaska’s main north/south road, continues to chug along.
The section of road, between Pioneer Trail and Hundertmark Road was first closed for expansion work in June.
A soundwall now stands along the west side of the highway and crews started to work on a pedestrian underpass in May, according to Chad Fowlds, construction project manager at Bolton & Menk. Construction leaders are hoping to have the road open sometime during the first full week of September.
“We are shooting for sometime during the week of Labor Day, but it’s not definitive yet,” he said.
Until then, workers will be paving the road between Pioneer Trail and Hundertmark Road, finishing the noise wall, painting retaining walls and completing the underpass, according to Fowlds. Road signs and pavement markings will also have to be completed by crews before the roadway is open.
Landscaping on the east side of the road, designed to absorb sounds from Highway 41 traffic, will be completed next year by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Current construction will complete pedestrian trails parallel to Highway 41 and plant grass until then, according to Fowlds.