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!



  • Construction Update

    8 days 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

    11 days 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

    about 1 month 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

    about 1 month 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

    about 2 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.

  • Alternative Designs Update

    2 months ago

    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.


    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

    2 months ago
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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...

    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

    2 months ago

    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.

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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

    3 months ago

    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...

    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

    3 months ago

    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,...

    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.