West 58th Street Reconstruction

The 58th Street Reconstruction project will be between Wooddale Ave and Xerxes Ave.

The City of Edina seeks feedback on the design of West 58th Street from Wooddale Avenue to Xerxes Avenue. This area is tentatively scheduled for reconstruction in 2020. We want to design this area to make everyone feel comfortable walking, biking and driving. In order to achieve this, we are gathering concerns, questions and suggestions about the project area.

Over the next several months, we will ask for feedback and would like you to participate however you feel comfortable. This site is designed to keep you involved and informed. Please feel free to ask questions related to the design at any time through the Q&A tab. Any concerns related to construction will be addressed at a later date. We look forward to hearing from all of you and thank you for your time!



The City of Edina seeks feedback on the design of West 58th Street from Wooddale Avenue to Xerxes Avenue. This area is tentatively scheduled for reconstruction in 2020. We want to design this area to make everyone feel comfortable walking, biking and driving. In order to achieve this, we are gathering concerns, questions and suggestions about the project area.

Over the next several months, we will ask for feedback and would like you to participate however you feel comfortable. This site is designed to keep you involved and informed. Please feel free to ask questions related to the design at any time through the Q&A tab. Any concerns related to construction will be addressed at a later date. We look forward to hearing from all of you and thank you for your time!



  • Streetlights Survey Opportunity

    about 8 hours ago

    Do you favor improving the streetlights along West 58th Street? Your responses to the street lighting survey referenced below will help determine if new street lighting is installed. Please select one of the three options below using the online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W58thStLighting. Based on the responses, the City will also consider new street lighting between Wooddale Avenue and France Avenue only or between France Avenue and Xerxes Avenue only. Please recall that roadway improvements and residential streetlights are both funded by special assessment.

    • Option #1 – No Streetlight improvements.
      • Project Assessment per 1.0 REU amount = $9,900
      • Project Assessment...

    Do you favor improving the streetlights along West 58th Street? Your responses to the street lighting survey referenced below will help determine if new street lighting is installed. Please select one of the three options below using the online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W58thStLighting. Based on the responses, the City will also consider new street lighting between Wooddale Avenue and France Avenue only or between France Avenue and Xerxes Avenue only. Please recall that roadway improvements and residential streetlights are both funded by special assessment.

    • Option #1 – No Streetlight improvements.
      • Project Assessment per 1.0 REU amount = $9,900
      • Project Assessment per 0.5 REU amount = $4,950
    • Option #2 – Replace existing lighting with 1 decorative light at each intersection.
      • Project Assessment per 1.0 REU amount = $11,000
      • Project Assessment per 0.5 REU amount = $5,500
    • Option #3 – Replace existing lighting with 1 decorative light at each intersection and 1 mid-block.
      • Project Assessment per 1.0 REU amount = $11,600
      • Project Assessment per 0.5 REU amount = $5,800

    This graphic shows the REU values for each property. The majority of the properties have a 0.5 REU value. The REU calculations considers past and future street reconstruction assessments based on properties with streets on more than one side of the property. To calculate your estimated assessment amount, multiply the REU value for your property times the estimated project assessment per REU listed in the three survey options. For example: $9,900 x 0.5 REUs = $4,950 estimated assessment.

    Additionally, we continue to work on determining the preliminary construction limits. If you would like to schedule a time to meet with City Engineer Chad Millner to discuss the estimated construction limits, please contact Liz Moore at 952.826.0449.

    Survey completion deadline is November 25. Thank you!

  • Property Impacts

    about 1 month ago
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    Staff has been working with the approved road layout and fitting it with the existing conditions. Fitting means adjusting the horizontal and vertical locations to try to minimize impacts to existing trees, fancing, and landscaping while also meeting Municipal State Aid requirements. Attached are graphics showing potential impacts by address. This road layout has little flexibility due to sidewalks on both sides and only a 2-ft boulevard. At this point in the design we are estimating approximately 22 trees need to be removed. We also noted other trees, fences and landscaping that we will have to discuss with each individual...

    Staff has been working with the approved road layout and fitting it with the existing conditions. Fitting means adjusting the horizontal and vertical locations to try to minimize impacts to existing trees, fancing, and landscaping while also meeting Municipal State Aid requirements. Attached are graphics showing potential impacts by address. This road layout has little flexibility due to sidewalks on both sides and only a 2-ft boulevard. At this point in the design we are estimating approximately 22 trees need to be removed. We also noted other trees, fences and landscaping that we will have to discuss with each individual property owner to determine how best to handle those. Please note that the turn lane analysis is not yet complete at France and Xerxes Avenues. These graphics do not account for turn lanes. Graphics can also be viewed in the document library. If you would like to discuss these graphics and impacts with Chad Millner, City Engineer, please contact Liz Moore at 952.826.0449 to schedule a time.


  • Resident Satisfaction Survey

    about 2 months ago

    Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey (external link)

    Our goal is to ensure that all voices are heard and considered, and residents are satisfied with the engagement process.

    This project was our first major project using BetterTogetherEdina.org for public involvement and communication. We want to hear how it worked for you and how we could improve it in the future.


    Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey (external link)

    Our goal is to ensure that all voices are heard and considered, and residents are satisfied with the engagement process.

    This project was our first major project using BetterTogetherEdina.org for public involvement and communication. We want to hear how it worked for you and how we could improve it in the future.


  • Closing the Loop: Participation Summary and Resident Survey

    2 months ago

    Thank you for your participation in this project. Here’s a summary of public input on the West 58th Street Reconstruction and the final design. At the bottom of this post there is a link to a resident survey to help us strive to improve our public participation and communication.

    What We Promised

    • Keep people informed
    • Listen to and acknowledge concerns and aspirations
    • Seek public input on drafts and proposals
    • Provide feedback on how public input influenced the decision
    What We Did
    • Open house
    • Small group gatherings
    • Gathered feedback and provided regular updates on BetterTogetherEdina.org

    Staff Recommendation

    To find the...

    Thank you for your participation in this project. Here’s a summary of public input on the West 58th Street Reconstruction and the final design. At the bottom of this post there is a link to a resident survey to help us strive to improve our public participation and communication.

    What We Promised

    • Keep people informed
    • Listen to and acknowledge concerns and aspirations
    • Seek public input on drafts and proposals
    • Provide feedback on how public input influenced the decision
    What We Did
    • Open house
    • Small group gatherings
    • Gathered feedback and provided regular updates on BetterTogetherEdina.org

    Staff Recommendation

    To find the staff recommendation presented to City Council go here. Some public input was considered but not recommended in the final design concept. In addition to public input, staff's recommendation considered legal and regulatory requirements, engineering standards, sustainability goals, traffic impact and the City’s sidewalk plan. Staff's recommendation had a narrower overall width to reduce property impacts while providing space for walkers, bikers, stormwater management, landscaping, aesthetics, and user experience. Specifics noted below.

    - Two 12-foot vehicle lanes

    • Narrow lane widths tend to slow traffic
    • Slow traffic may lead users to select other routes of travel

    - 4-foot boulevard

    • Safer pedestrian experience by separating users from traffic
    • More enjoyable user experience by separating users from traffic
    • Provides opportunity for underground storm water management
    • More aesthetically pleasing to break up pavement areas with landscaping
    • More sustainable – less heat island effect and better storm water management

    - 8-foot shared use bituminous path

    • One shared-use path uses less space than sidewalks on both sides
    • 8-ft width allows for both walkers and bikers
    • Bituminous pavement compared to concrete is easier and quicker to repair, less likely to heave and displace, is an industry standard for shared use path, and less expensive.

    City Council

    Council reviewed the staff recommendations and public feedback, and approved a design alternative to the staff recommendation consisting of:

    - Two 11-foot vehicle lanes

    - An 8-foot concrete sidewalk with no boulevard along south side

    - A 5-foot concrete sidewalk with a 2-foot boulevard on north side

    Resident Survey

    The City strives to find solutions based on input from all stakeholders that balance the needs of all current stakeholders and plans for future community needs. This requires trade-offs and we recognize that not everyone will get his/her preferred outcome. Our goal is to ensure that all voices are heard and considered, and residents are satisfied with the process. The City developed a survey to help determine if we met our goal.

    Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey

    This project was our first major project using BetterTogetherEdina.org for public involvement and communication. We want to hear how it worked for you and how we could improve it in the future.

  • August 29 Update

    3 months ago

    Staff has completed traffic counts and turning movements at 58th Street at France and Xerxes Avenues. We have asked the transportation professionals at WSB and Associates to analyze the data to determine if turn lanes should be part of the project. Thanks for your continued interest in this project. – Chad Millner, City Engineer

    Staff has completed traffic counts and turning movements at 58th Street at France and Xerxes Avenues. We have asked the transportation professionals at WSB and Associates to analyze the data to determine if turn lanes should be part of the project. Thanks for your continued interest in this project. – Chad Millner, City Engineer

  • Construction Update

    3 months ago

    As a part of the Chowen Park Reconstruction project a temporary bituminous curb will be placed adjacent to West 58th Street along intersecting streets. This temporary bituminous curb will be replaced with permanent concrete curb in 2020 during the West 58th Street project.

    As a part of the Chowen Park Reconstruction project a temporary bituminous curb will be placed adjacent to West 58th Street along intersecting streets. This temporary bituminous curb will be replaced with permanent concrete curb in 2020 during the West 58th Street project.

  • August 13th Update

    3 months ago

    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 ...

    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

    4 months ago
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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...

    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

    4 months ago

    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....

    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

    4 months ago
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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...

    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.