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 - 9/25/2020

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    25 September, 2020
    • This week the contractor completed the curb and gutter installation on France Avenue and West 58th Street between France Avenue and York Avenue. Curb and gutter installation will resume between York and Xerxes Avenue once the modular block retaining wall installation is complete. Concrete driveway and sidewalk installation will occur during the week of 9/28.
    • Next week the contractor will prepare the gravel base on France Avenue for asphalt paving. All but the final layer of asphalt pavement on France Avenue is scheduled to be paved beginning on 9/30 or 10/1.
    • France Avenue is scheduled to re-open for vehicle traffic by 9 PM on 10/2.
    • Next week the contractor will resume irrigation systems repair and topsoil installation on West 58th Street between Wooddale Avenue and France Avenue. This will include fine grading of the topsoil and installation of seed. Landscape replacement may occur next week or the week after.
    • Please recall your new project representative is Jacob Harrington from the consulting Engineering firm SEH. If you have any questions or concerns you can reach him at 612-251-6956 or email him at JHarrington@sehinc.com. See the Who's Listening for additional contact information.
  • Construction Update - 9/18/2020

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    18 September, 2020
    • Crews completed the major roadway grading for France Avenue and West 58th Street.
    • Beginning Monday 9/21 crews will begin the installation of the concrete curb and gutter, aprons, and driveways along France Avenue and West 58th Street.
      • A notice for driveway restriction and parking location was handed out on 9/18, please check your front door for the notice.
    • Next week crews are scheduled to complete the topsoil, seeding, and landscaping between Wooddale Avenue and France Avenue.
    • The first layer of asphalt paving is tentatively scheduled for the week of 9/28 along France Avenue.
    • Derek Northenscold has resigned from the City of Edina. Your new project representative is Jacob Harrington from the consulting Engineering firm SEH. If you have any questions or concerns you can reach him at 612-251-6956 or email him at JHarrington@sehinc.com. See the Who's Listening for additional contact information.
  • Construction Update - 9/11/2020

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    • Crews completed the underground utilities portion of the project. This means all of the watermain, sanitary sewer and storm sewer have been installed.
    • Crews also completed the major roadway dirt work for West 58th Street between France Avenue and Xerxes Avenue, and will begin the roadway dirt work on France Avenue next week.
    • Next week crews will install the modular block wall at Xerxes Avenue and continue the topsoil and seeding work.
    • The France Avenue closure has been extended one week with an anticipated opening on October 2nd.
  • Construction Update - 9/4/2020

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    • The contractor completed water service replacement on France Avenue.
    • The temporary water system has been removed and homes have been connected to the new water system.
    • Next week the contractor will resume storm sewer installation on France Avenue between West 57th Street and West 58th Street.
    • Residents in the France Avenue closure area between West 57th Street and West 58th Street should access their homes using France Avenue south of West 57th Street. We apologize for this change and any confusion and inconvenience it caused residents.
    • France Avenue will remain closed for utility work.
    • The contractor continued roadway excavation on West 58th Street between France Avenue and Xerxes Avenue. This work will continue into next week.
    • Roadway excavation work is anticipated to begin on France Avenue later next week.
    • The contractor began irrigation systems repair, topsoil installation and topsoil rough grading on West 58th Street between Wooddale Avenue and France Avenue. This will continue next week, including fine grading of the topsoil prior to the installation of seed.
    • The contractor is responsible for watering the seed for the first 90 days, but it is appreciated if residents also contribute to water their new lawn. The soil should stay moist but not be saturated. In the first few weeks it is best to water 2-3 times a day.
  • Construction Update - 8/28/2020

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    • Crews began the roadway excavation portion of the project between France Avenue and Xerxes Avenue. This work will continue into next week.
    • Crews also installed the storm sewer on France Avenue from Minnehaha Creek to West 57th Street.
    • Crews will begin replacing water services on France Avenue next week.
    • France Avenue will remain closed for utility work.
    • Crews will begin repairing irrigation systems west of France Avenue next week and this will be followed by topsoil and seed.
    • The contractor is responsible for watering the seed for the first 90 days but it is appreciated if residents also contribute to water their new lawn. The soil should stay moist but not be saturated. In the first few weeks it is best to water 2-3 times a day.
    • The new grass should not be disturbed or mowed until it reaches a height of 6".


  • France Avenue Road Closure & Construction Update - 8/21/2020

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    21 August, 2020

    Road Closure Information

    • Starting Monday, August 24 at 6 AM through Friday, September 25, France Avenue will be closed between West 55th Street and West 60th Street. West 58th Street will also remain closed from Wooddale Avenue to Xerxes Avenue. Please review the detour map in the document library on this web page.
    • Residents in the France Avenue closure area between West 57th Street and West 58th Street can continue accessing their homes using France Avenue north of West 58th Street.
    • Residents in the France Avenue closure area between West 58th Street and West 60th Street can continue accessing their homes using France Avenue south of West 58th Street.
    • France Avenue will be closed to all traffic at West 58th Street.
    • Residents residing west of Philbrook Lane can access their homes using Philbrook Lane or Oaklawn Avenue.
    • Residents residing east of the tennis courts on West 58th Street can access their homes using Halifax Avenue.
    • Residents residing east of France Avenue can access their homes using Drew Avenue or York Avenue.
    • Please allow for extra time when traveling through this area, follow the posted detour and drive safely.


    Construction Update

    • This week crews installed the first layer of asphalt from Wooddale Avenue to France Avenue. The second and final asphalt layer will be installed towards the end of the project.
    • Crews began watermain installation along France Avenue, which will continue into next week.
    • Crews are scheduled to begin storm sewer work along France Avenue next week.
    • Next week crews will begin roadway excavation work along West 58th Street from Abbott Avenue to Xerxes Avenue
  • Construction Update - 8/13/2020

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    13 August, 2020

    • Crews completed the majority of the concrete work between Wooddale Avenue and France Avenue. They anticipate being complete by Friday, August 14.
    • Crews also continued storm sewer work between France Avenue and Xerxes Avenue.
    • In preparation for new watermain and storm sewer, France Avenue pavement removal began between West 58th Street and Minnehaha Creek.
    • A temporary water main was installed along France Avenue. Residents along France Avenue between West 57th and 58th Streets will be connected to this system on Monday, August 17. Please watch your door for information regarding this. Jeremy with Northdale will be scheduling the connections with each property.
    • Wooddale Avenue between West 54th Street and Valley View Road will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday, August 17. The road will remain open to local traffic. This closure will be utilized by the contractor to complete work in the Wooddale Avenue and West 58th Street intersection along with the City of Edina Utility Department replacing a watermain gate valve at Woodland Road and Wooddale Avenue. It's anticipated that Wooddale Avenue will be re-opened to through traffic by the end of the day on Friday, August 24.
  • Construction Update - 8/7/2020

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    07 August, 2020

    • Crews completed the installation of the 24,000 cubic foot stormwater infiltration system between Beard Avenue and Abbott Avenue.
    • Crews anticipate being complete with the storm sewer work between France Avenue and Xerxes Avenue by 8/15.
    • The sidewalk on the north side between Wooddale Avenue and France Avenue was installed. Please do not disturb this concrete for 4-5 days. Driveways on the south side will be ramped in with gravel on Monday, 8/10.
    • Crews anticipate they will complete the sidewalk and driveway installation on the south side by Friday, 8/15.


    • CenterPoint Energy has discovered an error in the installation of the testing system for the new gas main. CenterPoint Energy will be onsite next week to make corrections to this system. The work will involve excavating the main at the intersections. During this work they may have to remove portions of the newly installed concrete. This work was not planned and the cost is being covered by the contractor that installed the gas main and not the project nor the City of Edina.
  • Construction Update - 7/31/2020

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    31 July, 2020

    • Crews completed the grading for concrete curb and gutter between Wooddale Avenue and France Avenue.
    • Crews began installing a stormwater infiltration system between Beard Avenue and Abbott Avenue. The work will continue through next week.
    • Concrete curb will be installed on Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1 between Wooddale Avenue and France Avenue.
    • Watch you front doors for notices on driveway access restrictions. After concrete is poured, please do not drive across it for 5-7 days, as it needs time to gain sufficient strength.
    • Next week crews will also begin grading for the sidewalks between Wooddale Avenue and France Avenue.
  • Construction Update - 7/24/2020

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    24 July, 2020

    • Crews completed the major grading work from Wooddale Avenue to France Avenue. Fine grading in preparation for curb will occur at the beginning of next week.
    • Concrete driveways, curb and gutter, and aprons are scheduled to be installed towards the end of next week. Watch you front doors for notices on driveway access restrictions. After concrete is poured, please do not drive across it for 5-7 days, as it needs time to gain sufficient strength.
    • Crews continue to work on the storm sewer installation between France Avenue and Xerxes Avenue. This work will continue for the next couple weeks.
    • France Avenue will be reopened by the end of the day on Friday, July 24th.