East Shore Drive from Wheelock Parkway to Larpenteur Avenue will be resurfaced in 2023 through a process called mill and overlay to create a smoother roadway surface. Crews grind off the top layer of roadway, then replace it with a new layer of bituminous pavement. The project will include pedestrian improvements at East Shore Drive and Larpenteur Avenue.

East Shore Drive from Wheelock Parkway to Larpenteur Avenue

Spring 2024 - pedestrian improvements
Fall 2023 - mill and overlay


    Mill and Overlay Started Oct. 2

    • Anticipated Schedule (weather permitting):

      • Pedestrian improvements (concrete & boulevard work) – on going
      • Milling – COMPLETED October 3

      • Paving – COMPLETED October 5

    • What you need to do:

      • The street will be closed during this work. 

      • Please follow all posted signs, including “No Parking” signs.

      • Cars that are not moved will be ticketed and towed.

      • Access to driveways and alleys will be maintained, but there may be temporary access restrictions.

      • Please notify tenants/renters/visitors about the project, road closure, and any parking restrictions.

    East Shore Drive from Wheelock Parkway to Larpenteur Avenue is closed to thru traffic. Please follow posted signs.

    New Sidewalks: No Salt

    Please refrain from using salt to remove ice on new concrete installed this year.  Salt will harm newly installed concrete and increase freeze/thaw cycles which can do further damage.

    We appreciate your assistance in helping maintain the new sidewalks.

    Pedestrian Improvements

    The city’s sidewalk division will make pedestrian improvements:

    • Install ADA-compliant ramps to improve accessibility for people using strollers and mobility devices.
    • Install bumpouts (curb extensions) and medians to narrow the road and provide a shorter crossing and better visibility for people. Narrowing the road also encourages slower driving speeds.