Tag: Highway 12
The Minnesota State Patrol is reporting an overnight accident with a fatality just west of Wayzata. This is another in a string of deadly crashes that have occurred along the Highway 12 Corridor. Many community leaders and police departments along the route have been lobbying the legislature and MN Dot to enhance safety along the route.
Highway 12 fatal accident. Image Courtesy KSTP.Here are the details:Incident Number: 16504523 Incident Date/Time: 4/30/2016 2:15:00 AM
MSP District: 2500 Incident Contact: MN State Patrol District 2500 – (763) 591-4680
Number of Individuals: 3
Number of Vehicles: 3
Location: HWY 12 and Old Crystal Bay Road Type: Concrete
Milepost: NONE RECORDED Road Condition: Dry
County: Hennepin Number of Lanes: 2
Crash Type: Rear End Divided/Undivided: UNDIVIDED ROADWAY
Incident Classification: FATAL Hazardous Material: NOT PRESENT
HENNEPIN COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE
ORONO POLICE DEPARTMENT
WEST HENNEPIN PUBLIC SAFETY
- Person 1: Waters, Melissa A , 25 , OF North St. Paul MN , DRIVER OF VEH 1 , Phys. Cond. : No Apparent Injury
- Person 2: Info Release Date and Time: Sat Apr 30 18:00:00 CDT 2016
- Person 3: Casey, Raymond G , 52 , OF Annandale MN , DRIVER OF VEH 3 , Phys. Cond. : No Apparent Injury
Vehicle 1: 2012 Honda Civic
Vehicle 2: 2014 Ford Fusion
Vehicle 3: 2011 Chevrolet Cruz
Incident Description: 2012 Honda Civic and a 2014 Ford Fusion were both traveling eastbound on Hwy 12 when the Ford rear ended the Honda. The Ford then spun out coming to rest in the westbound lanes of Hwy 12 when it was struck by a 2011 Chevy Cruz.
Information Complete: INFORMATION BELIEVED COMPLETE
Last Updated: 4/30/2016 6:45:47 AM
In case you haven’t figured out, I got a new camera recently and have been trying all kinds of new techniques to add zip and zap to your favorite blog here at Wayzata.com.
Here is a picture of Highway 12 in Wayzata from the Broadway Avenue bridge. Hope you enjoy.
Highway 12 in Wayzata. Photo Dan Gustafson.
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ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Removal of the Luce Line Trail bridge over Highway 12 at the east end of Long Lake and Orono is postponed due to impending inclement weather. The removal is rescheduled from 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 until 5 a.m. Thursday, April 2. During the work, Wayzata Boulevard will be closed and detoured. Traffic will follow a signed detour using Old Long Lake Boulevard.
The old bicycle/pedestrian bridge will be replaced with a refurbished historic bridge that was removed during construction of the new Highway 12 alignment between Wayzata Boulevard and Hennepin County Road 6.
While new abutments are built for the bridge, the Luce Line Trail will be closed for approximately seven weeks. Once the abutments are completed, a second closure of Wayzata Boulevard will be required to raise and place the refurbished structure.
Work on the new five-mile alignment of Highway 12 began in summer 2003 and will be completed in summer 2009.
Further information about the Highway 12 project is available at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy12/index.html.
The new by-pass on Highway 12 at the west end of town is causing quite a stir for Long Lake and Orono businesses. My wife recently tried to go get a pizza from Papa Murphy’s in Long Lake. She drove out there last week and had trouble identifying which exit to use to get to downtown Long Lake. She’s not the only one who is having trouble.According to a KARE 11 report, many other drivers are having trouble identifying which exit goes where. Check it out at: Long Lake merchants upset about new Highway 12 bypass impactAs always, stay tuned to your Wayzata Boulevard and Highway 12 traffic leader, Wayzata.com.
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With winter nipping at our heels, work continues unabated on the new Highway 12 project in Long Lake and Orono. And motorists awaiting the long-anticipated opening of the new Highway 12 bypass will not have much longer to wait.
Although the new highway alignment is expected to open up around Thanksgiving, additional work will remain on the east side of the project at Wayzata Boulevard and on the west side at Hennepin County Road 6. The Luce Line bridge also remains to be completed.
Retaining walls are complete but the retaining wall fieldstone will be painted next spring. Concrete paving has begun and bituminous paving will start early next week. Grading will continue.
All bridges are decked and overlays complete but additional work remains for bridges including: barrier, sidewalk, painting and railing and bridge deck planing.
At about 11:50 this morning the state patrol responded to a call at the intersection of hwy 12 and Wayzata Blvd on the East end of town. A construction truck and trailer used in the building of the Long Lake Bypass is over turned in the median. Two state patrol cars were on the scene, no one appeared to be injured.
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This is a very serious crash that just occurred on Wayzata Boulevard / Highway 12 & 394. If you have any information as to what occurred, please post it in the comments section that is located right underneath this posting. KARE 11 is reporting that one of the motorists was fixing her hair right before the crash.
This incident happened right in front of Village Chevrolet on the eastbound side. The Crash reconstruction crew was on scene taking photographs and marking up the pavement. A barrier on the south side of the freeway had been destroyed. 1 car and 2 suv’s were involved, –the two suv’s had rolled over. No victims were on scene when I was there, and questions as to condition of the victims directed towards State Troopers and MNDOT crew were not answered.
Here are the local stories from some of the media outlets:
- KSTP : Multi-vehicle accident brings traffic to one lane on 394
- WCCO : Multi-Vehicle Crash Slows I-394 Traffic
- KARE 11 : Witness: Driver was “fixing her hair” in moments before 394 crash
- Kare 11 Follow-up : Witness: Driver was “fixing her hair” in moments before 394 crash
- Fox 9 : Driver Playing with Hair Causes Rollover Crash on Hwy 12 in Wayzata
Further details now involve eyewitness accounts of the driver who caused the crash playing with her hair, not paying attention, and having her head pop up as though she knew she was going to cause the accident.
According to Fox 9, the driver of the white suv had to be cut out of her vehicle and airlifted to a hospital and is in critical condition. The two other drivers are listed in serious condition.
This is a very cool video that takes the viewer from Delano, MN to St. Paul along Highway 12/394/94. It shows all the construction at the Long Lake and Wayzata border. I read a sign there the other day that said the construction was scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2009–can that be right? Seems like it has been under construction for over a year already! I cannot wait until they have the Long Lake bypass done! Anyway, check out Delano, Independence, Maple Plain, Long Lake, Wayzata, Minnetonka, Golden Valley, St. Louis Park, Minneapolis and St. Paul along this heavily traveled road. It’s time lapse, so it takes just a couple of minutes as compared to the hour it would take in light traffic.