Strawberry Lane Road and Trail Project

Strawberry Lane, Strawberry Court & Peach Circle Updates

Key Takeaways:

  • Topsoil restoration driveway prepping and boulevard cleanup will continue this week. Driveway paving is scheduled for Monday, November 13 and Tuesday, November 14.

  • Bituminous paving operations for driveways and curb ramping along the roadway roadway have been scheduled to begin November 13th and continue throughout the week. All scheduled work is weather dependent.

Please see below for the updated outlook in greater detail.

November 9 & 10

Topsoil Installation and Final Grading: The Earthwork Contractor will be onsite to add and grade topsoil along Strawberry Lane and adjacent project streets. The roadway area will have piles of topsoil dropped off and removed as they progress towards the south end of the neighborhood. Please travel with caution. 

Bituminous Driveway Preparation and Roadway Patching: Bituminous driveway preparation and roadway pavement patching will continue. Although there will be pavement in the roadway area throughout the neighborhood, crews will be actively working around the neighborhood and in the roadway still. Please travel with caution and note that the neighborhood is only open to local residents who live on the site. There will be no parking allowed on the street while crews are onsite.

To all non-residents of the project area, thru traffic is still prohibited.

November 13-17

Bituminous Driveway Paving and Roadway Curb Ramping: Bituminous Driveway paving will begin on Monday, November 13th and continue into the early part of the week. Roadway curb ramping will take place later in the week after driveway paving is completed.

Topsoil Installation and Final Grading: The Earthwork Contractor will be back on-site on Tuesday to add and grade topsoil along Strawberry Lane and adjacent project streets. The roadway area will have piles of topsoil dropped off and removed as they progress towards the south end of the neighborhood. Please travel with caution.

Dormant Seeding: Dormant seeding is scheduled to take place project wide near the end of the week pending topsoil installation completion. Please note that all seeding measures will be reassessed in the spring for touch up.

Mailbox Numbers: The Contractor will be onsite to add remaining address numbers to the resident’s boxes that are missing numbers along Strawberry Lane.

To all non-residents of the project area, thru traffic is still prohibited.

Signs are scheduled to be installed early during the Week of the 20th. Once, signs are installed, the neighborhood will be open to through traffic for the remainder of the year and into next spring.

Please remind guests, visitors, or your contractors to travel slowly and cautiously through the site.

FAQs & Project Related Topics

Completion Outlook

Currently, the construction project is behind schedule by about 8 weeks from the originally projected time of completion. Aside from just pavement and curb being installed, there are other miscellaneous construction activities that need to take place before the roadway can be open to through traffic. As roadway construction continues to progress, the roadway is scheduled to be open to traffic in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, access will be restricted to local residents only.  


Water Service Hook Ups 

For those residents who are interested in the connection to City Water, please visit the city's website.

Turf Restoration

Turf restoration is scheduled to take place after the roadway is paved and general pavement and concrete repairs are completed. In the meantime, crews will be slowly excavating and removing miscellaneous debris and excess soils from the boulevard area as the road section construction is being completed. Turf seeding will take place this fall, but final turf seeding and touch ups will take place in the Spring of 2024.

Contractors will be responsible for watering lawns for 30 days, at which time residents will be notified that they are to take over maintenance (i.e. watering, mowing).

Tree Planting

Tree planting handouts will be provided in the coming weeks as the city is working on a supplier list of available trees for order. 

Irrigation Repair

Irrigation Repairs will begin to take place project-wide. If your system has been winterized, the irrigation contractor will re-winterize your system after repairs have been made.

Driveway Repairs/ Installation

Driveway patching/ repair is scheduled to begin on Monday, November 13th.

Topsoil Installation

Not all current boulevard conditions are finalized yet. Boulevard cleanup and imported topsoil will come in turn after curb is installed.

Roadway Mainline Paving

Roadway Mainline Paving is completed, curb ramping for plow protection will be taking place late in the week of the 13th.


Residents Living along the East Side of Strawberry Lane will have mailboxes placed on the West side of Strawberry Lane. They are currently being coordinated to be multiple boxes on one post to minimize the amount of Mailbox posts on the West Side of the Street. The new mailbox posts for affected residents are scheduled to be installed this week.


Please remove any landscape items that you would like to save that are within the city Right of way area. 

Please label your garbage cans with your address written on duct tape so that crews may be able to move garbage and recycling cans for pickup on days where the roadway will not be passable. We ask that you set these cans out on Tuesday afternoon/evening so that crews can quickly move them to available pick-up locations outside of the working area.

Temporary mailboxes are installed and located along the North side of Shorewood Oaks Drive near the intersection of Strawberry Lane and Shorewood Oaks Drive. This includes mailboxes for all residents living on the Strawberry Lane project and adjacent roadways. To alleviate congestion, ensure mail delivery is not missed, and provide safety measures, it has been placed just outside of the construction. See the below image of the location:

If you have package deliveries that need to be made, please have them sent to City Hall to ensure safe keeping. Delivery drivers will not have access to the neighborhood while construction is taking place. The address is: Shorewood City Hall, 5755 Country Club Rd, Shorewood, MN 55331

Equipment, materials, and supplies will continue to be staged in various locations of the construction area. 

Resident Project Representative


Tom Vidmar

Bolton & Menk Inc.


[email protected]

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