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 hires a contractor to prune trees along the street each year between November and March. We intend to prune each area once every 10 years, and as-needed in advance of street construction projects.
Pruning helps raise tree crowns, preserve and reinvigorate tree resilience and address sightline and safety concerns.
Our crews follow these guidelines:
- Woody shrubs and trees six inches in diameter and smaller are often removed within 6-10 feet from the street.
- Trees are pruned to provide 16-18 feet of clearance over the street, including reduction pruning to preserve and reinvigorate tree health.
- Vegetation on corners is maintained at a 2.5-foot maximum height for safety and visibility.
- Evergreens and hedges are pruned to the road edge to accommodate for the special challenges they pose. Evergreens grow symmetrically and do not respond well to one-sided pruning.
- Tree pruning along utility lines is done by Xcel Energy. Xcel uses Wright Tree Service and Asplundh Tree Expert Company. View Xcel Energy’s tree maintenance guidelines.
- Diseased or dead trees and trees that pose a risk are removed.
- Ash trees in the right-of-way are removed at the property owner’s discretion to manage Emerald Ash Borer.
How you can help
- Maintain hedges and existing evergreens at least six feet from the street.
- Don’t plant deciduous trees within 15 feet of the street.
- Don’t plant evergreens within 20 feet of the street.
The city marks trees with paint or tape to indicate removal, pruning or preservation.
- Orange paint or tape – removal
- Orange and white tape – pruning or cutting vegetation from the edge of the street
- Green tape – preserve
Submit an online request or call 952-988-8407 to request an inspection of:
- Trees that pose a risk in the right-of-way
- Sightline issues along the street
- Diseased or infested elm, oak or ash trees
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. The city follows the state’s timeline when restrictions are in place for the metro district. Spring 2020 road restrictions ended Monday, April 13 at at 12:01 a.m.
Spring limits may range from a four-ton axle weight to the legal weight of the vehicle, depending on road and weather conditions. Please plan to avoid scheduling projects that require heavy equipment during this time frame.
Complete and return this load limit permit to obtain a seasonal load limit waiver. Permits are handled as individual cases and depend on weight and trip frequency.
Call 952-988-8400 to learn more or ask questions.
Visit the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) website for seasonal load limits updates.