Lake Street Improvements

Panoway Phase 1 Lake Street

After careful consideration in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Wayzata decided to move forward on construction of Lake Street to make vital infrastructure improvements and complete phase one of Panoway on Wayzata Bay. The project began in March and is expected to be complete by late summer 2020. Learn more about the city’s decision to move forward.

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  1. Construction Updates
  2. The need
  3. The impact
  4. The design

Construction of the Lake Street improvement project is nearing substantial completion. The Broadway Plaza near COV is now open to the public, allowing access to the 600 block businesses for boaters. Additionally the bike trail and sidewalk from Barry Avenue to Ferndale Road are now open. Businesses on Lake Street are accessible to pedestrians and there is ample parking available on adjacent side streets and at the City’s Mill Street Parking Ramp. Please reference the detour maps below for current information on road closures and restrictions for one-way traffic.

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The timeline
Construction began in March 2020 and as it nears substantial completion, the following updated important milestones are anticipated:

Open Lake Street completelySeptember 11
Plaza area open to the publicSeptember 11
(some minor work in plaza to occur after, see below)

After Lake Street opens, the construction trailer and associated equipment will be removed. Nevertheless, important but minimal work will still need to be completed. The remaining work is anticipated to be completed by the following dates:

  • Complete exterior finishes on restroom building (September 25)
    The interior of the restroom will be completed by September 11, however the decorative components that will finish the exterior of the building will not be available until mid-September, and will be installed as quickly as possible when they arrive. Additionally, crews will assemble chairs, tables and bike racks for the Plaza Park during this time
  • Complete work adjacent to the railroad crossings at Barry Avenue and Ferndale Avenue (November 4)
    Construction will occur only on the south side of Lake Street. The construction zone will be clearly marked with cones, and flags may be used to direct traffic at times, but mobility should not be restricted
  • Install catenary lighting system (November)
    This portion of the project experienced delivery delays, and the lights will be installed as soon as they arrive. In the meantime, the area surrounding the lights will be clean, with orange boxes protecting the light pole foundations.


Wayzata Construction Timeline

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