Minnetonka Public Works maintains city streets year-round and is responsible for snowplowing, patching potholes, sweeping, flushing water mains, roadside mowing, stormwater drainage, sign repair and more.
Call 952-988-8400 with questions.
The city’s road revitalization program stabilizes, fixes and maintains city roads. The program includes two strategies:
- Adding an overlay of pavement to prolong a street’s life by 5-to-8 years
- Complete road reconstruction
About 13 miles of city streets receive the overlay each year. Reconstruction projects are more limited and identified in the city’s capital improvement plan. The city assesses and tests 25 percent of city streets each year to determine when and where repairs are needed.
Use the links below to learn more about current, upcoming and recently completed city-run improvement projects.
Pothole patching typically begins in late January, and crews use a “cold mix” to patch during late winter and spring. Regular patching with “hot mix” asphalt begins in May when asphalt plants re-open for the season. The hot mix is more durable and provides a more permanent repair.
Call 952-988-8400 or use our online request system to report a pothole on a city street.
Streets are swept each spring once the snow is gone and it generally takes five weeks to complete. The street sweeping schedule is:
Monday – Thursday: 5 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday: 5 a.m. - 1 p.m.
If your street needs additional sweeping during the summer, submit an online request or call 952-988-8400.
The city mows the public right-of-way on city streets to ensure visibility for traffic and pedestrians. Mowing beings in the spring and continues through fall. To report areas of restricted visibility or traffic concerns submit an online request or call 952-988-8400.
While trees along the road are not owned by the city, we share in the maintenance of trees and branches to ensure safety for traffic and pedestrians.
The city trims trees along the street within the right-of-way between November and March to address sightline concerns, remove hazard trees and branches and to prepare for paving or construction. Our crews follow these guidelines:
- Trees over six inches in diameter within six feet of the road will be pruned as-needed to ensure safety.
- Trees will be pruned to provide 14 feet of clearance over the road to allow tall vehicles to pass safely underneath.
- Shrubs and trees six inches in diameter and smaller will be removed within six feet of the road to prevent future issues.
- Trees more than six feet from the road will only have limbs pruned that affect safety or traffic flow. Residents will be contacted if more work is needed to make the right-of-way safe.
- City ordinance requires a maximum height of 2.5 feet for vegetation on corners to ensure safety. The corner is defined as 25 feet on each street and everything in the enclosed triangle.
- Evergreens and hedges pose additional challenges for pruning, and property owners are asked to maintain them to the standards listed above. Please refrain from planting evergreens within 20 feet of the road.
Tree and stump removal
If a non-disease tree in the right-of-way threatens safety, the city will remove the tree without cost to the property owner. Property owners can remove and trim trees within the right-of-way at any time.
The city pays for half the cost to remove select stumps in the right-of-way. Typically, these stumps must be in a mowed and maintained area, not on a slope and not in a woodland. To request a stump inspection submit an online request or call 952-988-8400.
To make a sightline or safety request, or to report a storm-damaged or hazard tree in the right-of-way, submit an online request or call 952-988-8400.
Load limits are posted on city streets. The limit on most city streets is a six-ton axle weight.
Seasonal load limits are posted each spring, typically from mid-March to mid-May. Spring limits may range from a four-ton axle weight to the legal weight of the vehicle, depending on the condition of the road and weather conditions. In general, plan to avoid scheduling projects that require heavy equipment during this time frame.
Call 952-988-8400 to ask questions or inquire about load limit permits.