Strawberry Lane Road and Trail Project

Strawberry Lane, Strawberry Court & Peach Circle Updates

June 21, 2023

Key Takeaways For This Week & Next week’s Construction Schedule Update (Roadway Construction Start Up Week of June 26th):

  • Milling operations of Strawberry Lane is scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 29th. This will take place from Smithtown Road to Alexander Lane and will include Peach Circle. Remaining driveway removals will follow as well. Heavy machinery will be onsite and working in the roadway during these operations. Please avoid traveling near the equipment when leaving or entering the neighborhood.

  • Watermain construction from Smithtown Road to Alexander Lane is scheduled to begin after the Fourth of July. Road closures at Smithtown Road and Strawberry Lane will be necessary during these operations. If you work from home or need to leave throughout the day during these operations, you may be asked to stage your vehicle outside of the day’s working area while crews are onsite. Please utilize the detour or utilize alternate routes accordingly. 

  • Grading crews will be completing final clean up and touch up grading for the storm sewer area between Strawberry Lane and the Smithtown Pond Project. Turf restoration in this area will follow.

  • 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 to provide safety measures, it has been placed just outside of the construction. See image below

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

  • Century Link/Lumen is finishing their work on completing underground line relocations, backfilling pits, and removing construction fencing over the course of the next week. Expect travel throughout neighborhood to be slow at times.   

  • 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, Century Link will be completing service installations and backfilling pits where services have been installed. 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 this 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 weekend everyone!


Tom Vidmar

Bolton & Menk Inc.


[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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