We have been notified that the Spring Lake Access project has been delayed and will likely start October 25th.
The Minnesota DNR will be shutting down the Spring Lake public access in Prior Lake in October and originally planned to have the majority of the work done and the ramp open by mid-November. However, due to the delayed start date the work might not be completed by then. The contractor says they will start with reclaiming the asphalt and the site should still be useable the first week of work. Whenever the contractor decides to execute the ramp removal/installation is when the site will be unusable, as well as when they pour the concrete, as it needs proper curing time. A future pre-construction meeting will reveal a more accurate timeline. The DNR was originally recommending that residents should have their boats off the lake by Oct. 8. to ensure there are no issues.
The project includes improvements to the storm water management, an aquatic invasive species boat inspection and cleaning area will be added, new (night sky friendly) lighting, new boat ramp, new bituminous for the parking lots, and shoreline restoration. During construction they plan to keep the ramp open as much as possible, however it will be difficult to predict which days will be open or closed, so plan accordingly. If you have any additional questions, please contact Nancy Stewart with the DNR at firstname.lastname@example.org.