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.

  • Turf Restoration Update

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    Due to the lack of progress on establishing turf free of significant weeds, the City ended the turf restoration portion of the contract with Park Construction and their subcontractor. The City will hire a different contractor to complete turf establishment. Their work will include the following:

    • 9/15/21 – Herbicide application completed at selective locations to remove the weeds.
    • October 2021 – Another herbicide application is scheduled to occur to remove the weeds.
    • April / May 2022 – Inspect for low spots and begin reestablishing seed to meet City specifications.
    • June 2022 – Watering turf.

    Resident are not required to do any lawn improvements at this time. However, we encourage you to mow the weeds this fall and help water the turf in spring 2022. Additional tips for growing green grass in 2022 can be found here.

    We understand the turf restoration process has been lengthy and frustrating. We will work hard to correct this starting this fall and continuing next spring. The City will continue to review the turf in the project area next summer to ensure proper growth, which takes time.

  • Lane Closure & Pavement Settlement - 9/9/21

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    Settlement of the West 58th Street pavement has occurred in the eastbound lane between Halifax and France Avenues. The contractor will soon be repairing the pavement temporarily until an investigation can be completed. Please travel safely through this short lane closure. The permanent pavement repair will be completed in spring 2022.

  • Seed and Weeds

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    In many areas within the project area the turf has had difficulty germinating. The extended periods of hot and dry weather have not helped the seed and the weeds are extensive. The City has not accepted the turf establishment as final. The contractor is working on a plan to establish weed free turf.

    We appreciate your patience.

  • Tips For Growing Green Grass

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    The turf contractor has applied topsoil, seed and fertilizer to disturbed areas. Tips to help grass grow can be found in this video and briefly summarized below.

    • Water - While the contractor is responsible to establish the turf for these 90 days, your assistance during this period will help establish the turf more quickly. It is just as important to not over-water the new seed as it is to water the seed. The mulch bed should be moist but not over watered. Continue to water even after grass looks established.
    • Fertilize - A commercial fertilizer is applied with the hydroseed. Additional fertilizer and herbicides are not recommended during the initial year of seeding as they can have damaging effects on grass sprouts.
    • Mowing - Do not mow new grass until it is 6" high. When grass reaches this height, mow at the highest setting. Cut with this setting for the first few months, even after grass looks established. Do not collect clippings as they help feed the soil while grass develops.
    • Weeding - The contractor is responsible for establishing turf free of weeds. During the initial establishment period, weeding is the responsibility of the contractor, not the residents.
    • Preventing Future Weeds - Weeds will likely appear with new grass. Properly watered, mowed and fertilized grass will prevent weeds from gaining a stronghold.

    Turf establishment takes time. The City will continue to review the turf in the project area this summer to ensure proper growth.

  • Construction Winding Down....

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    The contractor is nearly complete with topsoil, seeding and hydromulch, irrigation repairs, as well as landscape plantings.

    Tips to help grass grow can be found here, including a short video.

  • Topsoil, Seeding, and Tips For Growing Green Grass

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    The turf contractor has begun applying final topsoil, seed and fertilizer to disturbed areas. Tips to help grass grow can be found in this video and briefly summarized below.

    • Water - While the contractor is responsible to establish the turf for these 90 days, your assistance during this period will help establish the turf more quickly. It is just as important to not over-water the new seed as it is to water the seed. The mulch bed should be moist but not over watered. Continue to water even after grass looks established.
    • Fertilize - A commercial fertilizer is applied with the hydroseed. Additional fertilizer and herbicides are not recommended during the initial year of seeding as they can have damaging effects on grass sprouts.
    • Mowing - Do not mow new grass until it is 6" high. When grass reaches this height, mow at the highest setting. Cut with this setting for the first few months, even after grass looks established. Do not collect clippings as they help feed the soil while grass develops.
    • Weeding - The contractor is responsible for establishing turf free of weeds. During the initial establishment period, weeding is the responsibility of the contractor, not the residents.
    • Preventing Future Weeds - Weeds will likely appear with new grass. Properly watered, mowed and fertilized grass will prevent weeds from gaining a stronghold.
  • Construction Update – 5/14/2021

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    The contractor completed traffic signal and natural stone retaining wall work during the week of May 10. The contractor anticipates completing the project by the end of May 2021. See additional details below.

    Weather dependent, the contractor anticipates continuing work on the following items during the week of May 17.

    • Landscaping and tree plantings
    • Irrigation system repairs
    • Remaining topsoil installation and fine grading
    • Seeding and hydromulch
  • Traffic Signal Is Operational

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    The France Avenue and West 58th Street traffic signal is operational. We apologize for this lengthy inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this much needed traffic signal re-installation.

  • Construction Update – 5/7/2021

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    The contractor continued traffic signal work during the week of May 3. The contractor anticipates continuing non-traffic signal work during the week of May 10 and completing the project by the end of May 2021. See additional details below.

    Traffic Signal

    Traffic signal poles, mast arms and pedestrian push buttons were installed. Following review by Hennepin County and electrical activation by Xcel Energy, the traffic signals can be turned on. Traffic signals are anticipated to be operational by mid-May.

    Remaining Work

    Weather dependent, the contractor anticipates continuing work on the following items during the week of May 10.

    • Landscaping and tree plantings
    • Irrigation system repairs
    • Natural stone retaining wall
    • Remaining topsoil installation and fine grading
    • Seeding and hydromulch
  • Construction Update - 4/30/2021

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    The contractor continued traffic signal work during the week of April 26. The contractor anticipates resuming non-traffic signal work during the week of May 3 and completing the project by the end of May 2021. See additional details below.

    Traffic Signal

    Traffic signal poles and mast arms were installed. During the week of May 3, the contractor is scheduled to install the pedestrian push buttons.

    Following review by Hennepin County and electrical activation by Xcel Energy, the traffic signals can be turned on. Traffic signals are anticipated to be operational by mid-May.

    Remaining Work

    Concrete warranty work began. Weather dependent, the contractor anticipates beginning work on the following items during the week of May 3.

    • Landscaping and tree plantings
    • Remaining topsoil installation and fine grading
    • Natural stone retaining wall
    • Seeding and hydromulch
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