West 58th Street Reconstruction

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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 6-foot concrete concrete sidewalk 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 6-foot concrete concrete sidewalk 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.

  • Construction Update – 4/8/2021

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    08 Apr 2021

    The contractor will resume traffic signal work during the week of April 12 and non-traffic signal work during the week of April 19. The contractor anticipates completing the project by the end of May 2021. See additional details below.

    Traffic Signal

    Due to the recent wet weather, removals associated with the traffic signal have been rescheduled to the week of April 12. The contractor anticipates 3 weeks of signal work and 1-2 weeks of concrete and restoration work in the intersection.

    Remaining Work

    Weather dependent, the contractor anticipates beginning work on the following items during the week of April 19.

    • Landscaping and tree plantings
    • Remaining topsoil installation and fine grading
    • Natural stone retaining wall
    • Seeding and hydromulch
    • Warranty work
  • France Avenue Signal - Construction Schedule

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    26 Mar 2021

    Traffic signal related construction at West 58th Street and France Avenue is scheduled to begin during the week of April 5. Hennepin County approved the updated plans for the work and Xcel Energy is scheduled to relocate some of their conflicting private utilities on April 1. Some additional notes:

    • No road closures are anticipated.
    • Expect France Avenue temporary lane shifts beginning the week of March 29 until the signal work is complete.
    • The contractor anticipates 3 weeks of signal work and 1-2 weeks of concrete and restoration work in the intersection.

    We apologize for this lengthy inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this much needed traffic signal re-installation.

  • Private Utility Repair Near Philbrook Lane

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    25 Mar 2021

    We received a message from CenturyLink about a communications outage near West 58th Street and Philbrook Lane that may require patching the new street. The following paragraph explains how the city works with private utilities.

    The summer before construction, the City contacts all the private utilities to suggest NOW may be the best time to replace aged infrastructure. With the exception of CenterPoint Energy gas, the private utility companies often do not take advantage of the opportunity to replace their infrastructure before street reconstruction. As most of you have experienced, excavation and compaction relating to reconstructing streets and utilities creates vibrations. In some cases the private infrastructure is so old and brittle that it can’t handle typical construction operations. And in some cases, the infrastructure fails after the project. In all cases, the private utility companies have the ability to fix their infrastructure on their schedule. All the private utility companies understand the City’s standards for patching new streets. The City would prefer the private utility companies replace all their infrastructure prior to our projects but the City cannot require that to happen.

    Thank you.

  • France Avenue Traffic Signal Update

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    12 Mar 2021

    We understand the lack of the traffic signal at West 58th Street has been very inconvenient and less safe. The City's contractor is on standby to begin installation of the traffic signals as soon as Hennepin County completes review and approval of the revised final design. Once approvals are received, the City will notify the contractor. Our hope is that the contractor can start soon thereafter with this work. In the meantime, please continue to use the pedestrian flashers if you choose to walk or bike cross France Avenue. And please be patient when entering or crossing France Avenue by car.

    Thank you.

  • Construction Concludes for 2020

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    18 Dec 2020

    Construction has concluded for 2020. The contractor will begin working on the following items in the Spring of 2021.

    • Remaining topsoil installation and fine grading
    • Seeding and hydromulch
    • Landscaping and tree plantings
    • Traffic signal reinstallation
    • Warranty work

    We thank you for your patience throughout this long construction season. Stay tuned for updates in the spring.

  • France Avenue Traffic Signal Update

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    11 Dec 2020

    The traffic signals at West 58th Street and France Avenue will be removed soon and reinstalled in the spring.

    As part of the West 58th Street neighborhood reconstruction project, new signals were installed. Unfortunately, the signal pole bases were moved from their intended locations during installation. The signal poles are too close to the curb and will likely be damaged by larger vehicles. Following discussions with Hennepin County, the City determined the poles will be taken down until a redesign can be completed and the signals reinstalled at more appropriate locations. The signals will likely be reinstalled in the spring. Until then, east and westbound West 58th Street will be controlled by temporary stop signs at France Avenue. North and southbound France Avenue will be uncontrolled at West 58th Street.

    The France Avenue and West 58th Street intersection was a very challenging design due to the limited available right of way. We understand this error is significant and the lack of traffic signals is very inconvenient for vehicles and pedestrians entering France Avenue from West 58th Street. We suggest using alternate routes as access to France Avenue may be difficult. We apologize and will work diligently to rectify this starting in the spring.

  • Construction Update - 12/4/20

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    04 Dec 2020

    Streets intersecting West 58th Street opened for normal vehicle traffic. The contractor will continue installing retaining walls until completion unless the weather suspends the remainder of that work until the spring. Stay tuned for an update on the traffic signals during the week of December 7.

    France Avenue + West 58th Street between France Avenue and Xerxes Avenue

    • The contractor completed the pavement striping.
    • Topsoil and temporary hydromulch (green in color) installation will continue during the week of December 7. The hydromulch contains NO grass seed, and is only meant to protect the topsoil from erosion over the winter. The remaining topsoil, grass seed, mulch, and fine grading will occur in Spring 2021.
    • Natural stone retaining wall installation resumed at various locations and will continue into the week of December 7 .
    • Fences impacted by construction were reinstalled.

    West 58th Street between Wooddale Avenue and France Avenue

    • The contractor completed the pavement striping.
  • Construction Update - 11/25/2020

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    04 Dec 2020

    Streets intersecting West 58th Street opened for normal vehicle traffic. The contractor will continue installing retaining walls until completion unless the weather suspends the remainder of that work until the spring.

    France Avenue + West 58th Street between France Avenue and Xerxes Avenue

    • The contractor installed the final layer of asphalt pavement.
    • The majority of the pavement striping is complete.
    • Topsoil and temporary hydromulch (green in color) installation will continue during the week of November 30. The hydromulch contains NO grass seed, and is only meant to protect the topsoil from erosion over the winter. The remaining topsoil, grass seed, mulch, and fine grading will occur in Spring 2021.
    • Natural stone retaining wall installation resumed at various locations and will continue into the week of November 30.
    • Fences impacted by construction will be reinstalled this fall unless the weather suspends the remainder of the work until next spring.

    West 58th Street between Wooddale Avenue and France Avenue

    • The majority of the pavement striping is complete.
  • Construction Update - 11/20/2020

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    20 Nov 2020

    The contractor plans to complete all the hard surface work by November 20. The contractor will continue installing retaining walls until completion unless the weather suspends the remainder of that work until the spring. When the fall work concludes, West 58th Street, France Avenue and the intersecting streets will open for normal vehicle traffic.

    France Avenue + West 58th Street between France Avenue and Xerxes Avenue

    • The contractor will complete the final layer of asphalt pavement on November 20.
    • Pavement striping is scheduled to occur by November 25.
    • Topsoil and temporary hydromulch (green in color) installation will continue during the week of November 23. The hydromulch contains NO grass seed, and is only meant to protect the topsoil from erosion over the winter. The remaining topsoil, grass seed, mulch, and fine grading will occur in Spring 2021.
    • Natural stone retaining wall installation resumed at various locations and will continue into the week of November 23.
    • Fences impacted by construction will be reinstalled this fall unless the weather suspends the remainder of the work until next spring.
    • Street sign installation began.

    West 58th Street between Wooddale Avenue and France Avenue

    • Pavement striping is scheduled to occur by November 25.
  • Construction Update - 11/13/2020

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    13 Nov 2020

    The contractor plans on paving the final layer of asphalt by November 20. The contractor will continue installing retaining walls until completion unless the weather suspends the remainder of that work until the spring. When the fall work concludes, West 58th Street, France Avenue and the intersecting streets will open for normal vehicle traffic.

    France Avenue + West 58th Street between France Avenue and Xerxes Avenue

    • The contractor will install the final layer of asphalt pavement on November 20.
    • Topsoil and temporary hydromulch (green in color) installation will continue during the week of November 16. The hydromulch contains NO grass seed, and is only meant to protect the topsoil from erosion over the winter. The remaining topsoil, grass seed, mulch, and fine grading will occur in Spring 2021.
    • Natural stone retaining wall installation resumed at various locations and will continue into the week of November 16.
    • Fences impacted by construction will be reinstalled this fall unless the weather suspends the remainder of the work until next spring.
    • The contractor completed repairing and blowing out of irrigation systems.

    West 58th Street between Wooddale Avenue and France Avenue

    • The contractor may add a light vegetative cover coating over the top of the seed this fall to provide additional seeding protection over the winter.
    • The contractor completed repairing and blowing out of irrigation systems.