Highway 7 MNDOT Construction in Shorewood and Minnetonka Will Impact Traffic Coming to the Start of TDT – Plan Ahead
Tour de Tonka announces major traffic news from MNDOT regarding the Highway 7 Construction Project in the Minnetonka, Excelsior and Shorewood area. There will be lane closings on Highway #7 the day of Tour de Tonka. That work will limit traffic to one-lane. Roads will not be closed, they will be limited to one-lane on highway 7. Expect delays in the Minnetonka, Excelsior and Shorewood area both westbound and eastbound on Highway #7. Take 101 from the north or south. Take Powers up from Chanhassen. Thank you for planning ahead.
Riders - Please take advantage of rider packet pick up on Friday August 6 at Minnetonka HS so that you are better prepared on the day of the event.
Here is the latest Highway #7 construction news as it relates to Tour de Tonka on Saturday August 7, 2021:
- East Bound Highway #7 will be single lane from 1000’ West of Christmas Lake Rd. to 1000’ East of Old Market.
- West Bound Highway #7 from 494 to Old Market will be single lane.
- The Old Market Road intersection with Highway #7 will be closed. However, MNDOT has agreed to open the south bound turn lane from eastbound Highway #7 for Tour de Tonka event day traffic only on Saturday August 7. That will allow some eastbound Tour de Tonka traffic to exit southbound on Old Market to get to Delton Avenue (frontage road) and proceed east bound to Minnetonka High School.
- The contractor has graciously agreed to not start work on Saturday August 7 until after the start of Tour de Tonka. This will help keep inbound Tour de Tonka traffic from being delayed by getting mixed up with construction traffic.
Tour de Tonka will start on time. The Tour de Tonka start will not be delayed because riders are stuck in traffic. Tour de Tonka advises all riders coming to the start of Tour de Tonka on Saturday, August 7, to allow plenty of extra time and to leave home early. Consider taking alternative routes to one of the three Tour de Tonka start sites. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Route maps can be found below and TDT riders can also download the Ride With GPS app to their phones here: ridewithgps.com/app. With the Ride with GPS app you can view turn by turns and real time images of the map and download route files to your GPS device. Click this link to be added to the 2021 Tour de Tonka event on Ride With GPS. Watch this this tutorial to learn how to use the app for your Tour de Tonka ride.
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