West 58th Street Reconstruction

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

The City of Edina seeks feedback on the design of West 58th Street from Wooddale Avenue to Xerxes Avenue. This area is tentatively scheduled for reconstruction in 2020. We want to design this area to make everyone feel comfortable walking, biking and driving. In order to achieve this, we are gathering concerns, questions and suggestions about the project area.

Over the next several months, we will ask for feedback and would like you to participate however you feel comfortable. This site is designed to keep you involved and informed. Please feel free to ask questions related to the design at any time through the Q&A tab. Any concerns related to construction will be addressed at a later date. We look forward to hearing from all of you and thank you for your time!



The City of Edina seeks feedback on the design of West 58th Street from Wooddale Avenue to Xerxes Avenue. This area is tentatively scheduled for reconstruction in 2020. We want to design this area to make everyone feel comfortable walking, biking and driving. In order to achieve this, we are gathering concerns, questions and suggestions about the project area.

Over the next several months, we will ask for feedback and would like you to participate however you feel comfortable. This site is designed to keep you involved and informed. Please feel free to ask questions related to the design at any time through the Q&A tab. Any concerns related to construction will be addressed at a later date. We look forward to hearing from all of you and thank you for your time!



  • January 22nd Council Meeting

    5 days 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

    12 days 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

    about 1 month 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

    about 1 month 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

    about 2 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

    3 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

    4 months ago
    W 58th st site page 1

    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

    4 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.


  • Closing the Loop: Participation Summary and Resident Survey

    5 months ago

    Thank you for your participation in this project. Here’s a summary of public input on the West 58th Street Reconstruction and the final design. At the bottom of this post there is a link to a resident survey to help us strive to improve our public participation and communication.

    What We Promised

    • Keep people informed
    • Listen to and acknowledge concerns and aspirations
    • Seek public input on drafts and proposals
    • Provide feedback on how public input influenced the decision
    What We Did
    • Open house
    • Small group gatherings
    • Gathered feedback and provided regular updates on BetterTogetherEdina.org

    Staff Recommendation

    To find the...

    Thank you for your participation in this project. Here’s a summary of public input on the West 58th Street Reconstruction and the final design. At the bottom of this post there is a link to a resident survey to help us strive to improve our public participation and communication.

    What We Promised

    • Keep people informed
    • Listen to and acknowledge concerns and aspirations
    • Seek public input on drafts and proposals
    • Provide feedback on how public input influenced the decision
    What We Did
    • Open house
    • Small group gatherings
    • Gathered feedback and provided regular updates on BetterTogetherEdina.org

    Staff Recommendation

    To find the staff recommendation presented to City Council go here. Some public input was considered but not recommended in the final design concept. In addition to public input, staff's recommendation considered legal and regulatory requirements, engineering standards, sustainability goals, traffic impact and the City’s sidewalk plan. Staff's recommendation had a narrower overall width to reduce property impacts while providing space for walkers, bikers, stormwater management, landscaping, aesthetics, and user experience. Specifics noted below.

    - Two 12-foot vehicle lanes

    • Narrow lane widths tend to slow traffic
    • Slow traffic may lead users to select other routes of travel

    - 4-foot boulevard

    • Safer pedestrian experience by separating users from traffic
    • More enjoyable user experience by separating users from traffic
    • Provides opportunity for underground storm water management
    • More aesthetically pleasing to break up pavement areas with landscaping
    • More sustainable – less heat island effect and better storm water management

    - 8-foot shared use bituminous path

    • One shared-use path uses less space than sidewalks on both sides
    • 8-ft width allows for both walkers and bikers
    • Bituminous pavement compared to concrete is easier and quicker to repair, less likely to heave and displace, is an industry standard for shared use path, and less expensive.

    City Council

    Council reviewed the staff recommendations and public feedback, and approved a design alternative to the staff recommendation consisting of:

    - Two 11-foot vehicle lanes

    - An 8-foot concrete sidewalk with no boulevard along south side

    - A 5-foot concrete sidewalk with a 2-foot boulevard on north side

    Resident Survey

    The City strives to find solutions based on input from all stakeholders that balance the needs of all current stakeholders and plans for future community needs. This requires trade-offs and we recognize that not everyone will get his/her preferred outcome. Our goal is to ensure that all voices are heard and considered, and residents are satisfied with the process. The City developed a survey to help determine if we met our goal.

    Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey

    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.

  • August 29 Update

    5 months ago

    Staff has completed traffic counts and turning movements at 58th Street at France and Xerxes Avenues. We have asked the transportation professionals at WSB and Associates to analyze the data to determine if turn lanes should be part of the project. Thanks for your continued interest in this project. – Chad Millner, City Engineer

    Staff has completed traffic counts and turning movements at 58th Street at France and Xerxes Avenues. We have asked the transportation professionals at WSB and Associates to analyze the data to determine if turn lanes should be part of the project. Thanks for your continued interest in this project. – Chad Millner, City Engineer