Improvements Planned for Wayzata High School Parking Lot, Nearby Intersection
There may not be much activity happening at Minnesota’s largest high school, but when class is in session, the parking lot at Wayzata High School is jam-packed.
However, big changes are on the way that will add more parking spaces and improve traffic flow.
On April 28, the Plymouth City Council approved a site plan amendment for safety upgrades to the parking lot at Wayzata High School.
That plan calls for adding 73 additional parking stalls, which would bring the overall total to 2,058. The district would also reconfigure a portion of the main parking lot to eliminate the entrance closest to Peony Lane.
In addition, construction crews would widen an existing parking lot entrance to accommodate the additional traffic and move another entrance further to the west.
The parking lot reconfiguration will be finished sometime this summer at an estimated cost of $1.4 million.
Meanwhile, the parking lot isn’t the only thing that would undergo changes.
Peony Lane and Schmidt Lake Road Improvements
The city of Plymouth and the Wayzata School District partnered to study and address safety concerns at Peony Lane and Schmidt Lake Road.
Several accidents have occurred there in recent years, with some resulting in injuries. The Plymouth Police Department supplied the following graphics:
This spring, work will begin to improve traffic signals, enhance pedestrian safety, change the pavement striping, and modify the turning capacity into the main entrance to the Wayzata campus.
Plymouth city officials say the project should be complete before the start of the next school year. The city and school district will share the cost of the project, which is estimated at $750,000.