Strawberry Lane Road and Trail Project

May 26, 2023

  • Silt fence and erosion control items will be installed to establish primary construction limits today. We understand the roadway is in rough shape, but we will be continuing to have it swept and cleared for travel for local resident access.

  • Century Link/Lumen and Mediacom are continuing their work on completing aerial line relocations to the new power poles this week through the end of next week. Expect travel throughout neighborhood to be slow at times.

  • Century Link/Lumen tentatively will be onsite next week to begin removing existing underground utilities that are currently on the west side of Strawberry Lane. The excavation area will take place from Smithtown Road and continue south towards the Hennepin County Regional Trail. Please use other routes if possible while this work is taking place. 

  • Once Mediacom and Lumen have their aerial lines transferred to the new power poles, the existing Excel Energy Power Poles will be removed. This is tentatively scheduled for next week.

  • The existing main roadways of Strawberry Lane and Peach Circle are scheduled to be turned to gravel in the coming weeks. An update will be provided as soon as the schedule is finalized. Once the roadway is turned to gravel, the roadway construction project will be starting up.

  • Equipment, materials and supplies will continue to be staged in various locations of the project site. We thank you for your patience with delivery crews and on-site contractors.

  • Once the roadway contractor begins construction, the road will be closed to thru traffic. A detour has been provided to the west of Strawberry Lane for north and south bound travel. Strawberry Lane will only be available for residents living in the project area. 

Continue reading below, for more detailed information…

Next week, Xcel Energy and Mediacom will be completing service installations and removing power poles. They will still be working in the roadway area at times. Please be patient, as travel through the neighborhood will be slow at times. Their work is anticipated to last until the end of next week. 


In the next few weeks, the roadway contractor will be mobilizing equipment, materials, and other miscellaneous items to the site. Please note that all supplies and equipment will be staged in the boulevard locations of the project area for the time being. Once the project begins, equipment and materials will be periodically installed and shifted around the site. If you are a resident traveling through the neighborhood, please be patient with delivery crews and contractors on-site. The resident project representative Tom Vidmar will be onsite periodically to introduce himself and begin helping coordinate construction activities. We ask that you please use this email update as a primary source of project schedule information and updates on major construction work to come. Tom will begin introducing himself to everyone along the project site over the coming weeks. His contact info is listed below. Have a great holiday weekend!

Tom Vidmar

Design Engineer

Bolton & Menk Inc.

Cell: 612-578-2291

Email: [email protected]

The Strawberry Reconstruction Project was awarded by City Council on October 24, 2022. The first step of the construction phase will be tree clearing. City staff has been marking up the trees anticipated for removals with a dot of pink paint at the base of each tree. If residents have any questions on trees please contact City Engineer, Andrew Budde. The trees will later be marked with a large “X” a few days prior to the actual removal. It is anticipated that trees near the power poles will be trimmed for safety in the next few weeks. This trimming work will be done by Asplundh, coordinated by Xcel Energy. The full tree clearing work will be completed shortly following the trimming work. This clearing work will be done by Precision Landscape & Tree.

Proposed Schedule:

May thru September 2023: Construction

Please contact city hall if you have questions, 952.960.7900.

Project contacts:

Andrew Budde, City Engineer, 952.960.7910

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