Starting next week, Hwy. 41 in Chanhassen will be closed to through traffic between Hwy. 7 and Hwy. 5 for two weeks to allow workers to build an underpass.
The closure will begin at 5 a.m. Sept. 10.
During the closure, workers will construct a trail underpass under Hwy. 41 near Lake Minnewashta Regional Park. Officials said the link will provide a safe pedestrian and biking route under the highway as well as a connection to the park.
The underpass will cost about $500,000 and is part of a larger $1.9 million project that will build a mile of trail along the east side of Hwy. 41 and a mile-and-a-half-long trail within the regional park.
There will be access to local streets, driveways, Minnetonka Middle School West and the regional park during the closure. Through traffic will be detoured to Rolling Acres Road.
Carver County officials said crews will be scheduled every day to expedite the work. They expect Hwy. 41 will reopen Sept. 24.