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 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.
  • Construction Update - 11/6/2020

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    06 Nov 2020

    The contractor plans to complete all the hard surface work by November 16. The contractor will continue installing topsoil and 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 typical vehicle traffic.

    West 58th Street between France Avenue and Xerxes Avenue

    • Placement of the base layer of asphalt pavement is complete.
    • Concrete sidewalk installation and concrete driveway tie-ins are complete.
    • Asphalt driveway tie-ins are complete.
    • Topsoil installation began and is scheduled to be complete by November 12. The contractor will add hydromulch on the topsoil this fall and place seed in spring 2021.
    • Natural stone retaining wall installation resumed at various locations and will continue into the week of November 16.
    • The contractor continues repairing and blowing out of irrigation systems.

    France Avenue

    • The final layer of asphalt pavement has been delayed due to the retaining wall and tree removal schedule. Based on colder weather during the week of November 9, the contractor will install the final layer of asphalt pavement on November 16.
    • Asphalt driveway tie-ins are complete.
    • Topsoil installation began and is scheduled to be complete by November 12. The contractor will add hydromulch on the topsoil this fall and place seed in spring 2021.
    • Natural stone retaining wall installation resumed at various locations and will continue into the week of November 16.
    • Traffic control signal system installation continued.
    • The contractor continues repairing and blowing out of irrigation systems.

    West 58th Street between Wooddale Avenue and France Avenue

    • Placement of the final layer of asphalt pavement is complete.
    • 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 continues repairing and blowing out of irrigation systems.
  • Construction Update - 10/30/2020

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    30 Oct 2020

    The early season snow accumulation delayed the contractor’s schedule. With milder temperatures predicted in the the 10 day forecast, the contractor plans to complete all the hard surface work over the next 2 weeks. After that work is complete, the contractor will continue installing topsoil and 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 re-open for vehicle traffic. See below for additional schedule details.

    West 58th Street between France Avenue and Xerxes Avenue

    • The installation of the base layer of asphalt pavement has been delayed due to frozen gravel base. It’s been rescheduled to November 3.
    • Concrete sidewalk installation and concrete driveway tie-ins are scheduled to be complete by October 30.
    • Asphalt driveway tie-ins are scheduled to begin on November 4.
    • The contractor continues repairing and blowing out of irrigation systems.
    • Topsoil installation is scheduled to begin after the base layer of asphalt pavement has been placed.
    • Natural stone retaining wall installation will resume at various locations the week of November 2.

    France Avenue

    • The installation of the final layer of asphalt pavement is scheduled for November 4.
    • Concrete sidewalk installation and concrete driveway tie-ins are complete.
    • Asphalt driveway tie-ins are scheduled to begin on November 5.
    • Natural stone retaining wall installation continued at various locations.
    • The contractor continues repairing and blowing out of irrigation systems.
    • Topsoil installation is scheduled to begin after the final layer of asphalt pavement has been placed.
    • Traffic control signal system installation began.

    West 58th Street between Wooddale Avenue and France Avenue

    • The installation of the final layer of asphalt pavement is scheduled for November 4.
    • The contractor continues repairing and blowing out of irrigation systems.
    • The contractor may add a light vegetative cover coating over the top of the seed later this fall to provide additional seeding protection over the winter.
  • Construction Update - 10/23/2020

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    23 Oct 2020

    The early season snow accumulation delayed the contractor’s schedule. See below for more updates, which are highly dependent on the weather.

    West 58th Street between France Avenue and Xerxes Avenue

    • The contractor will begin installing the base layer of asphalt pavement on October 30 (tentative).
    • Concrete sidewalk installation and concrete driveway tie-in’s are nearing completion.
    • Asphalt driveway tie-ins are scheduled for the week of November 2
    • The contractor will began repairs and blowing out of irrigation systems. This work is scheduled to resume during the week of October 26.
    • Topsoil installation is on hold due to the snowy and wet weather.
    • Natural stone retaining wall installation will resume at various locations the week of November 2.
    • Park Construction’s subcontractor Granite Inliner completed lining the sanitary sewer main.

    France Avenue

    • The contractor will begin installing the final layer of asphalt pavement on October 30 (tentative).
    • The contractor will began repairs and blowing out of irrigation systems. This work is scheduled to resume during the week of October 26.
    • Concrete driveway tie-in’s continue.
    • Topsoil installation is on hold due to the snowy and wet weather.
    • Asphalt driveway tie-ins are scheduled for the week of November 2
    • Natural stone retaining wall installation will resume at various locations the week of November 2.

    West 58th Street between Wooddale Avenue and France Avenue

    • The contractor will resume repairs and blowing out of irrigation systems during the week of October 26.
    • Park Construction’s subcontractor Granite Inliner completed lining the sanitary sewer main.
    • The contractor may add a light vegetative cover coating over the top of the seed later this fall to provide additional seeding protection over the winter.
  • Construction Update - 10/16/2020

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    16 Oct 2020

    West 58th Street between France Avenue and Xerxes Avenue

    • Concrete sidewalk installation and concrete driveway tie-in’s are nearing completion.
    • The contractor will begin installing the base layer of asphalt pavement during the week of October 19.
    • Asphalt driveway tie-ins are scheduled for the week of October 19 after the concrete cures.
    • The contractor will begin repairs and blowing out of irrigation systems during the week of October 19.
    • Topsoil installation is schedule to begin the week of October 19 after the base layer of asphalt pavement is paved.
    • Natural stone retaining wall installation will begin at various locations the week of October 19.
    • Park Construction’s subcontractor Granite Inliner will conclude lining the sanitary sewer main during the week of October 19.

    France Avenue

    • Concrete sidewalk installation is complete. Concrete driveway tie-in’s continue.
    • Asphalt driveway tie-ins are scheduled for the week of October 19 after the concrete cures.
    • The contractor will begin repairs and blowing out of irrigation systems during the week of October 19.
    • Topsoil installation is schedule to begin the week of October 19.
    • Natural stone retaining wall installation will begin at various locations the week of October 19 or October 26.
    • The final layer of asphalt pavement is scheduled to be paved during the week of October 26.

    West 58th Street between Wooddale Avenue and France Avenue

    • The contractor will resume repairs and blowing out of irrigation systems.
    • Park Construction’s subcontractor Granite Inliner will conclude lining the sanitary sewer main during the week of October 19.
    • Dormant seeding continues. The contractor may add a light vegetative cover coating over the top later this fall to provide additional seeding protection over the winter.