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.

  • August 13th Update

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    Staff is almost complete with the topographic survey of 58th Street from Wooddale Avenue to Xerxes Avenue. The east half of the project has been completed and preliminary design has started. After staff has completed the preliminary design and identified possible impacts to landscaping, driveways, trees, walls, and fences, we will schedule individual meetings. The meetings will be with property owners with substantial impacts. Also in the next few weeks, soil borings will be completed to better understand the type of foundation material the street was built on and how much can be recycled versus replaced. Please recall, if residents are interested in parking bays and willing to allow more use of the right-of-way, please contact us to discuss. Thanks – Chad Millner


  • July 16th Council Meeting Update

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    At the July 16 City Council Meeting, the council approved a concept different from staff recommendations. The approved concept has minimal car lane widths at 11-ft with an 8-ft wide concrete path on the south and a 5-ft concrete sidewalk and a 2-ft wide boulevard on the north. This concept is wider than Alternative A. Over the next few months, staff will begin designing a plan using this concept, start estimating assessments with and without new street lights, and draft an engineering report to be considered by the council on December 9. We will continue to provide periodic updates on this site. If you have specific questions, please reach out to City Engineer, Chad Millner.


  • Project Update

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    Thanks for all the feedback and discussion to date. It has been very helpful to understand all concerns. Staff is finishing a report and council agenda item. All feedback to date will be provided to the City Council to consider at the July 16 City Council Meeting. Staff is asking council to approve a concept at that meeting. The item will be part of the Report and Recommendation portion of the meeting. No public testimony will be taken at this meeting. The council packet information will be available Friday, July 12 by the end of business at the following link. https://edina.novusagenda.com/AgendaPublic/meetings.aspx

  • Additional Alternative A Limits

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    Per a request, staff has also painted approximate locations of the edge of curb, boulevard, and back of path on the east segment of 58th Street between France and Xerxes Avenues. Note this is an attempt to help residents understand impacts with Alternative A. Please keep in mind these measurements are not exact. They are close but were done in the field with a tape measure and not with more accurate survey equipment. It does provide a general understanding of layout. The area labeled “BLVD” with white paint would be grass, trees, or landscaping. The stake in the yard would be the back edge of the path. If trees or existing fences are close, staff would adjust the street location or narrow the boulevard to try to protect existing items. In some cases, the item may have to be relocated or removed.

  • Alternative Designs Update

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    We appreciate the participation and understand a suggestion was submitted by residents. It is being called Alt. 58-1 by the residents. We are considering those suggestions with all the feedback we have received. A request has been made to vote on that alternative. We are not asking participants to vote on that alternative. In fact, some of suggestions included with Alt. 58-1 do not meet the minimum requirements of the state. Since this project is partially funded by State Aid dollars, we need to follow their standards.


  • Alternative A Limits

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    Staff received a good suggestion from area residents about marking the limits of Alternative A on the street and grass. Three locations were painted and staked on Thursday, June 20 in an attempt to help residents understand impacts with Alternative A. Please keep in mind these measurements are not exact. They are close but were done in the field with a tape measure and not with more accurate survey equipment. It does provide a general understanding of layout. The area labeled “BLVD” with white paint would be grass, trees, or landscaping. The stake in the yard would be the back edge of the path.


  • Alternative Design Surveys Closed

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    Thanks for the all the feedback thus far. Staff will consider all of the feedback that has been received to recommend a final design concept for City Council consideration at the July 16th meeting. The final concept will also be available in the council packet and on this website prior to the July 16 City Council meeting. Once the final design concept has been selected by the City Council, staff will begin final design which will include discussing specific construction impacts with adjacent property owners. Feel free to continue asking questions using the Q & A tool.


  • Alternative Designs Feedback Form

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    In addition to the survey posted on May 31st, a feedback form is now available for any additional comments you wish to share. We encourage you to review the West 58th Street Engagement Report which describes how the public's input has been used to create the alternative designs. In conjunction with the public input, each alternative was developed to be in line with the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan. Please visit the Walking & Biking page on our web page to learn more.

    We have identified some real-world examples of each alternative that can better show the look and feel of the elements. None of the examples are exact, but each area had unique factors that influenced the design.

    • Alt A is similar to 62nd Street from France Ave to Valley View Road & Xerxes Ave from 75th Street to Yorktown Park
    • Alt B is similar to Parklawn Ave from Gallagher Dr to 76th Street& Gallagher Dr from Parklawn Ave to France Ave
    • Alt C is similar to Gleason Rd between Vernon Ave and Highway 62 & a portion of 70th Street between Cahill Rd and Metro Blvd

    You may continue using the Q & A tool for any questions you may have.

    Thank You!

  • Final Design Alternative Survey

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    Thanks to everyone who has provided public input on the reconstruction of West 58th Street. The City has been able to use this information to influence the design elements of the street. City staff has written a report on this process to share with the public and City Council. You can find the report here.

    Next Step:

    The City has three alternative designs. For additional information on the three alternatives go to the document library A survey about the design elements is open for public input now and will close on June 20. Following the close of the survey, City staff will review the feedback and finalize a design concept for City Council to receive on July 16.

    The survey can be located under the "survey" tab or click here.

  • Next Steps - Final Design Concept

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    We have gathered lots of feedback thus far and will be looking for additional feedback on two alternative concepts and street lighting in the coming weeks. We expect to publish these refined concepts and additional surveys by the end of next week. In order to provide enough time for comments, we will be asking City Council at their June 4th regular meeting to extend the community engagement period. We have appreciated all of the comments we have received thus far, and we look forward to hearing from participants on the alternative concepts. Also posted next week will be information on the additional dates for comment and the date of a future Council meeting for consideration of a final concept.


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