If you are a Minnetonka resident planning to install a concrete driveway at your home, and the road you live on does not have concrete curb and gutter, Minnetonka Public Works reminds you to have the contractor end the concrete driveway two feet short of the road. Residents may then contact Minnetonka Public Works to have an asphalt apron installed in the two-foot gap. This will, for the most part, prevent damage to your driveway from snowplows. If damage does occur the city can then make repairs to the asphalt apron—currently, public works does not repair concrete driveways that are installed to the edge of the street.
Again, this measure is only for residents living on streets without concrete curb and gutter—if you have concrete curb and gutter, the driveway should be tied into it without leaving room for a blacktop apron. For more information, call Darin Ellingson, operations manager, at 952.988.8414.