A number of significant north-south connections in northwestern Plymouth are queued for major projects spanning the next three years, including Peony Lane, Vicksburg Lane and Interstate 494. While the slew of projects is tentatively set to subside by 2017, traffic will likely become backed up at points in the meantime. The city has adjusted phasing and staging of city construction where possible to help mitigate problems, though slowdowns will be a reoccurring theme.
Use the information below to understand the scope and phasing of projects in the northwestern portion of Plymouth and help minimize inconvenience caused by construction.
- Peony Lane - Now Open
The new section of Peony Lane is now open for public use.
- Cheshire Parkway - Now Open
Cheshire Parkway and 59th Avenue are now open for public use.
- I-494 - 2014 to 2016
Throughout the construction phases of Peony and Vicksburg lanes, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will be adding a third lane on I-494 from Highway 55 to East Fish Lake Road. In addition to adding capacity, MnDOT will also repair and reconstruct concrete pavement, make repairs on bridges and ramps and construct storm water ponds and noise barriers.
More information about the project is available at the MnDOT website.
- Vicksburg Lane - 2015 to 2016
Vicksburg Lane will be reconstructed as a four-lane roadway from Old Rockford Road to the Maple Grove border. The project includes installation of trails or sidewalks on both sides of the street and grading and restoration to the impacted areas. A bridge over the Canadian Pacific Railroad will be constructed to eliminate issues with the street intersecting the train tracks.
More information about the project is available at the Vicksburg Lane project spotlight page.
- Northwest Greenway - 2015 to TBD
Aside from roadway improvements, Plymouth's recreational opportunities will also be improved as the Northwest Greenway is developed in the area. The Greenway will stretch from Lake Camelot on the east to Wayzata High School on the west. The Northwest Greenway will connect to the Medicine Lake Regional Trail, which links French and Elm Creek regional parks.
More information on the Northwest Greenway is available from the Parks and Recreation Department project page.