The Engineering Department has a variety of projects going on at any given point ranging from street reconstruction/rehabilitation, sanitary sewer cleaning, televising, and lining, to stormwater management and water quality improvement. Updates and information on current projects can be found in the following.

For further information, the Engineering Department can be contacted at City Hall at 651-452-1850.

In May 2023, Governor Tim Walz approved a capital investment funding allocation of $1.85 million to the City of Mendota Heights for improvements at Oheyawahe. A primary goal of this project is to provide safe visitor access and bring the site in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Improvements will enhance interpretation and understanding of the unique character of the site. 


  • Entry Area/Bus Drop-off with ADA-accessible path, entrance sign, landscaping and interpretive signage.
  • ADA-accessible gathering area, providing a multi-purpose plaza as the primary visitor contact site for visitors; adding parking, a drinking fountain, bicycle parking, restroom facilities, and a bio-infiltration water management feature.
  • Evaluation of an existing structure for re-purposing as an outdoor educational gathering facility.
  • Trail improvements, in cooperation with Dakota County, to connect to the existing MN River Regional Greenway Big Rivers Trail.
  • Historical area interpretive and other signage 
  • Natural resource restoration and enhancement.