West 58th Street Reconstruction

The 58th Street Reconstruction project will be between Wooddale Ave and Xerxes Ave.

The West 58th Street portion of the project includes complete reconstruction of the roadway pavement, full installation of concrete curb and gutter, partial replacement of watermain and full replacement of water services, improvements to the sanitary sewer and storm sewer systems, traffic signal replacement at France Avenue, and construction of a 5-foot concrete sidewalk on the north side and an 8-foot concrete shared use path on the south side.

The France Avenue portion of the project between West 58th Street and Minnehaha Creek includes partial reconstruction of the roadway pavement, partial replacement of concrete curb and gutter, full replacement of watermain and water services, improvements to the storm sewer system, traffic signal replacement at West 58th Street, and construction of a 5-foot concrete sidewalk on the east side of France Avenue between West 57th and West 58th Sts.

The West 58th Street portion of the project includes complete reconstruction of the roadway pavement, full installation of concrete curb and gutter, partial replacement of watermain and full replacement of water services, improvements to the sanitary sewer and storm sewer systems, traffic signal replacement at France Avenue, and construction of a 5-foot concrete sidewalk on the north side and an 8-foot concrete shared use path on the south side.

The France Avenue portion of the project between West 58th Street and Minnehaha Creek includes partial reconstruction of the roadway pavement, partial replacement of concrete curb and gutter, full replacement of watermain and water services, improvements to the storm sewer system, traffic signal replacement at West 58th Street, and construction of a 5-foot concrete sidewalk on the east side of France Avenue between West 57th and West 58th Sts.

  • West 58th Street Road Closure

    4 days ago
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    CenterPoint Energy is scheduled to begin the gas main replacement project on Monday, March 30th. To accommodate the work West 58th Street will be closed from Wooddale Avenue to Philbrook Lane. Residents of Oaklawn Avenue and those with driveways within the closure will have access from Philbrook Lane and West 58th Street.

    CenterPoint Energy has suspended all gas service work to avoid the need to enter into resident homes. They are moving forward with the gas main work.

    Follow this link for more information on the CenterPoint Energy project.

    https://www.centerpointenergy.com/en-us/InYourCommunity/Pages/ConstructionZoneProjectSites/Edina-West-58th-Street-Reconstruction.aspx?sa=mn&au=bus

    Derek

    CenterPoint Energy is scheduled to begin the gas main replacement project on Monday, March 30th. To accommodate the work West 58th Street will be closed from Wooddale Avenue to Philbrook Lane. Residents of Oaklawn Avenue and those with driveways within the closure will have access from Philbrook Lane and West 58th Street.

    CenterPoint Energy has suspended all gas service work to avoid the need to enter into resident homes. They are moving forward with the gas main work.

    Follow this link for more information on the CenterPoint Energy project.

    https://www.centerpointenergy.com/en-us/InYourCommunity/Pages/ConstructionZoneProjectSites/Edina-West-58th-Street-Reconstruction.aspx?sa=mn&au=bus

    Derek

  • Project Update - Construction

    11 days ago

    The West 58th Street plans and specifications are complete. We’re planning to continue moving forward with construction of the project. Please see the following project milestones below.

    • April 7 – City Council authorizes construction
    • Early / Mid-April - CenterPoint Energy begins gas main replacement (separate project in conjunction with the West 58th Street project)
    • Late April – Construction begins
    • Oct. 2020 – Construction concludes

    Due to COVID-19 precautions, we are evaluating potential formats to conduct a resident construction kickoff meeting prior to construction.

    Derek Northenscold will be the project manager for the duration of the project. Please contact Derek at 952-826-0448 or DNorthenscold@EdinaMN.gov with any questions.

    The West 58th Street plans and specifications are complete. We’re planning to continue moving forward with construction of the project. Please see the following project milestones below.

    • April 7 – City Council authorizes construction
    • Early / Mid-April - CenterPoint Energy begins gas main replacement (separate project in conjunction with the West 58th Street project)
    • Late April – Construction begins
    • Oct. 2020 – Construction concludes

    Due to COVID-19 precautions, we are evaluating potential formats to conduct a resident construction kickoff meeting prior to construction.

    Derek Northenscold will be the project manager for the duration of the project. Please contact Derek at 952-826-0448 or DNorthenscold@EdinaMN.gov with any questions.

  • January 22nd Council Meeting

    2 months ago

    During the January 22nd Council Meeting, the City Council approved the recommendation to continue with the July 16th, 2019 Council Approved Option for West 58th Street. Recall, this option has a 5-ft wide sidewalk with a 2-ft wide boulevard on the north side and an 8-ft wide sidewalk on the south side.

    The public engagement stage of this project is now complete. We will post additional updates as warranted. If you have specific questions, please contact the Engineering Department.

    Thank you for all your participation throughout this engagement process.

    During the January 22nd Council Meeting, the City Council approved the recommendation to continue with the July 16th, 2019 Council Approved Option for West 58th Street. Recall, this option has a 5-ft wide sidewalk with a 2-ft wide boulevard on the north side and an 8-ft wide sidewalk on the south side.

    The public engagement stage of this project is now complete. We will post additional updates as warranted. If you have specific questions, please contact the Engineering Department.

    Thank you for all your participation throughout this engagement process.

  • Sidewalk Feedback Update

    2 months ago

    Staff has completed the collection of feedback from residents in regards to the design of sidewalks on W 58th Street. We received approximately 50 responses from residents between December 9, 2019 and January 13, 2020. The Edina Transporatation Commission (ETC) has also drafted an advisory communication in support of the July 16, 2019 Council approved option.

    Staff will be presenting its report during the January 22, 2020 Council meeting and will be recommending the July 16th, 2019 Council Approved Option to the City Council for approval. This recommendation is supported by the ETC, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, the...

    Staff has completed the collection of feedback from residents in regards to the design of sidewalks on W 58th Street. We received approximately 50 responses from residents between December 9, 2019 and January 13, 2020. The Edina Transporatation Commission (ETC) has also drafted an advisory communication in support of the July 16, 2019 Council approved option.

    Staff will be presenting its report during the January 22, 2020 Council meeting and will be recommending the July 16th, 2019 Council Approved Option to the City Council for approval. This recommendation is supported by the ETC, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, the Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan, and public feedback since January 2019. Proceeding with this option will keep the project timeline on track, as staff began design work in July 2019 following the initial approval.

    The council packet will be available to view on Friday, January 16th located here.

    The responses from participants are posted in the document library located here.

  • Staff Seeking Feedback on W 58th Design

    3 months ago

    Just a reminder regarding postcard that was sent out: a feedback form is now available for residents to provide comments on 4 designs for the layout of W 58th Street. The form can be completed by clicking here. The comment period will be open until January 10th. Staff will be taking all feedback into consideration and presenting a final design option to council at the January 22nd Council meeting.

    Just a reminder regarding postcard that was sent out: a feedback form is now available for residents to provide comments on 4 designs for the layout of W 58th Street. The form can be completed by clicking here. The comment period will be open until January 10th. Staff will be taking all feedback into consideration and presenting a final design option to council at the January 22nd Council meeting.

  • December 9th Public Hearing Update

    3 months ago

    At the Dec. 9 City Council meeting, the Council considered the project elements detailed in the preliminary engineering report. A copy of the report is in the document library on the Better Together Edina website. 7 property owners testified during the public hearing. Some residents suggested changes to the size and location of sidewalks from the July 16 Council-approved option. Recall the Council approved a street layout with a 5-ft wide sidewalk with a 2-ft boulevard on the north side and an 8-ft wide sidewalk on the south side. At the conclusion of the discussion, Council approved the financing and ...

    At the Dec. 9 City Council meeting, the Council considered the project elements detailed in the preliminary engineering report. A copy of the report is in the document library on the Better Together Edina website. 7 property owners testified during the public hearing. Some residents suggested changes to the size and location of sidewalks from the July 16 Council-approved option. Recall the Council approved a street layout with a 5-ft wide sidewalk with a 2-ft boulevard on the north side and an 8-ft wide sidewalk on the south side. At the conclusion of the discussion, Council approved the financing and utility portions of the project but directed staff to get more feedback from adjacent property owners on sidewalks.

    Since the July 16 meeting, approximately 20 individual meetings have occurred with residents along West 58th Street. Since minimal comments were received about the wide sidewalk on the south side and with 14 fewer driveways on the south side, staff created Alternative D for feedback. Also from those individual meetings came a question about distances from primary structures or houses (not garages) to the new sidewalks. With the Council-approved plan, 8 houses are located 14-ft or less from the new sidewalks. 4 are located on the north side and 4 are located on the south side. The closest house is at the intersection with France Avenue.

    We are looking for more feedback on the following options.

    1. Alternate A (36-ft wide w/ 3-ft of flexibility)
    2. July 16 Council-Approved Option (37-ft wide w/ 1-ft of flexibility)
    3. Resident Suggestion (36-ft wide w/ 2-ft of flexibility)
    4. Alternate D (36-ft wide w/ 3-ft of flexibility)

    **We are currently updating graphics and creating a way to provide feedback. Look for an update by the end of the week soliciting feedback.**

  • Streetlights Survey Responses Summary and Appraisal Report

    4 months ago

    Thank you for your responses to our streetlights survey. We received 26 responses and the results are as follows:

    65% of respondents live in between Wooddale Avenue & France Avenue and 35% of respondents live in between France Avenue & Xerxes Avenue

    46% of respondents selected Option #1 – No Streetlight improvements with the exception of one light at the entrance to Pamela Park.

    27% of respondents selected Option #2 – Replace existing lighting with 1 decorative light at each intersection.

    27% of respondents selected Option #3 – Replace existing lighting with 1 decorative light at each intersection and 1...

    Thank you for your responses to our streetlights survey. We received 26 responses and the results are as follows:

    65% of respondents live in between Wooddale Avenue & France Avenue and 35% of respondents live in between France Avenue & Xerxes Avenue

    46% of respondents selected Option #1 – No Streetlight improvements with the exception of one light at the entrance to Pamela Park.

    27% of respondents selected Option #2 – Replace existing lighting with 1 decorative light at each intersection.

    27% of respondents selected Option #3 – Replace existing lighting with 1 decorative light at each intersection and 1 mid-block

    As a result of the feedback we received on this survey, we have chosen to implement Option #1, no streetlight improvements with the exception of one light at the entrance to Pamela Park..

    Additionally, we have uploaded the appraisal report that was completed. It can be viewed by clicking here. Please let us know if you have any additional questions. Thank you!
  • Streetlights Survey Opportunity

    5 months ago

    Do you favor improving the streetlights along West 58th Street? Your responses to the street lighting survey referenced below will help determine if new street lighting is installed. Please select one of the three options below using the online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W58thStLighting. Based on the responses, the City will also consider new street lighting between Wooddale Avenue and France Avenue only or between France Avenue and Xerxes Avenue only. Please recall that roadway improvements and residential streetlights are both funded by special assessment.

    • Option #1 – No Streetlight improvements.
      • Project Assessment per 1.0 REU amount = $9,900
      • Project Assessment...

    Do you favor improving the streetlights along West 58th Street? Your responses to the street lighting survey referenced below will help determine if new street lighting is installed. Please select one of the three options below using the online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W58thStLighting. Based on the responses, the City will also consider new street lighting between Wooddale Avenue and France Avenue only or between France Avenue and Xerxes Avenue only. Please recall that roadway improvements and residential streetlights are both funded by special assessment.

    • Option #1 – No Streetlight improvements.
      • Project Assessment per 1.0 REU amount = $9,900
      • Project Assessment per 0.5 REU amount = $4,950
    • Option #2 – Replace existing lighting with 1 decorative light at each intersection.
      • Project Assessment per 1.0 REU amount = $11,000
      • Project Assessment per 0.5 REU amount = $5,500
    • Option #3 – Replace existing lighting with 1 decorative light at each intersection and 1 mid-block.
      • Project Assessment per 1.0 REU amount = $11,600
      • Project Assessment per 0.5 REU amount = $5,800

    This graphic shows the REU values for each property. The majority of the properties have a 0.5 REU value. The REU calculations considers past and future street reconstruction assessments based on properties with streets on more than one side of the property. To calculate your estimated assessment amount, multiply the REU value for your property times the estimated project assessment per REU listed in the three survey options. For example: $9,900 x 0.5 REUs = $4,950 estimated assessment.

    Additionally, we continue to work on determining the preliminary construction limits. If you would like to schedule a time to meet with City Engineer Chad Millner to discuss the estimated construction limits, please contact Liz Moore at 952.826.0449.

    Survey completion deadline is November 25. Thank you!

  • Property Impacts

    6 months ago
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    Staff has been working with the approved road layout and fitting it with the existing conditions. Fitting means adjusting the horizontal and vertical locations to try to minimize impacts to existing trees, fancing, and landscaping while also meeting Municipal State Aid requirements. Attached are graphics showing potential impacts by address. This road layout has little flexibility due to sidewalks on both sides and only a 2-ft boulevard. At this point in the design we are estimating approximately 22 trees need to be removed. We also noted other trees, fences and landscaping that we will have to discuss with each individual...

    Staff has been working with the approved road layout and fitting it with the existing conditions. Fitting means adjusting the horizontal and vertical locations to try to minimize impacts to existing trees, fancing, and landscaping while also meeting Municipal State Aid requirements. Attached are graphics showing potential impacts by address. This road layout has little flexibility due to sidewalks on both sides and only a 2-ft boulevard. At this point in the design we are estimating approximately 22 trees need to be removed. We also noted other trees, fences and landscaping that we will have to discuss with each individual property owner to determine how best to handle those. Please note that the turn lane analysis is not yet complete at France and Xerxes Avenues. These graphics do not account for turn lanes. Graphics can also be viewed in the document library. If you would like to discuss these graphics and impacts with Chad Millner, City Engineer, please contact Liz Moore at 952.826.0449 to schedule a time.


  • Resident Satisfaction Survey

    6 months ago

    Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey (external link)

    Our goal is to ensure that all voices are heard and considered, and residents are satisfied with the engagement process.

    This project was our first major project using BetterTogetherEdina.org for public involvement and communication. We want to hear how it worked for you and how we could improve it in the future.


    Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey (external link)

    Our goal is to ensure that all voices are heard and considered, and residents are satisfied with the engagement process.

    This project was our first major project using BetterTogetherEdina.org for public involvement and communication. We want to hear how it worked for you and how we could improve it in the future.