Birch’s is OPEN during road construction! 2018-08-09T21:33:09+00:00

Birch’s is Open During Road Construction!

Take the detour to avoid road closure…

Birch’s on the Lake will be OPEN throughout the County Road 112 road construction project. The Country Road 112 road closure will happen between Aug. 7-Aug 16. We recommend using the city detour, shown in the map below, to avoid the road closure.

Construction Detour Map

Full closure of Wayzata Boulevard begins Monday

On Monday, August 6, Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112) will close to through traffic between Wolf Pointe Trail and Wayzata Boulevard West, near the Highway 12 ramps.

The closure is needed to safely and efficiently replace three underground utility crossings located underneath the roadway throughout the phase 2 corridor.

Weather permitting, the underground utility work, grading and paving is expected to take seven days to complete.

This is the second of three scheduled full closures on Wayzata Boulevard this year. The final closure will occur in late fall.

Reminder: Detour route will be in place for full closure

During the closure, through traffic will be detoured using Highway 12.

Due to the nature of the work, the geography of the area and the levels of traffic local streets are designed for, all through motor vehicle traffic on Wayzata Boulevard will need to use the official detour to get around the closure.

Using the detour will keep our crews safe. It will also keep you from experiencing delays and getting frustrated. And it keeps the neighborhood traffic safer for the individuals and families who live, work and play in the area. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

Local access during the closure

We will maintain access for local residents and to businesses in the immediate closure area. This means you will still be able to get to your home, place of work or favorite business.

However, the closure location with shift every one to three days, and will affect how you get in and out from your neighborhood.

Traffic changes, construction crews and work zones on Wayzata Boulevard will demand your extra attention. For your safety and the safety of our crews, we ask that you slow down where crews are working. Signage will be provided to help guide local residents, visitors and business patrons accessing the area.

Below is a map showing the corridor and the three locations of the work.

Closure - August 6-14

Keep in mind, the schedule is subject to change. We anticipate closures in these areas on these dates:

Location 1: COMPLETED

Location 2: Tuesday afternoon, August 7 – Saturday afternoon, August 11 

  • Closed at Heather Lane. Heather Lane entrance will also close.

Location 3: Monday Morning, August 13 – Tuesday evening, August 14 

  • Closed at Greenhill Lane. Greenhill Lane entrance will also close.

Crews will return on Wednesday, August 15, to pave all the crossings before reopening the road to all traffic by Thursday, August 16. During paving, traffic will be down to a single lane. Flaggers will be onsite to guide local traffic during the work.

Traffic shifts starting Friday

Friday shift between Martha Lane and Wolf Pointe Trail

On Friday, August 3, both directions of traffic will shift to the northern half of Wayzata Boulevard between Martha Lane and Wolf Pointe Trail.

The traffic shift will allow crews to remove the temporary bypass and construct the permanent roadway features along the southern half.

Saturday shift between Old Long Lake Road to Wayzata Boulevard West

On Saturday, August 4, both directions of traffic will shift to the northern half of Wayzata Boulevard between Old Long Lake Road and Wayzata Boulevard West.

The traffic shift will allow crews to begin reconstruction along the southern half of Wayzata Boulevard.

Similar to the work between Wolf Pointe Trail and Old Long Lake Road, crews are temporarily widening the shoulder to accommodate both directions of traffic during reconstruction on the southern half of Wayzata Boulevard. This temporary configuration will remain in place for approximately up to two months. Crews will return this fall to construct permanent roadway features to include the new trail.

Staying safe

During each of the traffic shifts, please allow for extra time to travel through the area. For your safety and the safety of our crews, we ask that you slow down and follow the instructions of our crews and signage.

To learn more about the County Road 112 road construction visit Hennepin County Website.