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.

West 58th Street Project

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    Hello - Could you provide more details on when the spring cleanup for yards/grass, etc. will start? It would also be great to get an idea of what work will be done. I recently bought a home that had a sidewalk put in as part of this project, but it needs some significant filling in and leveling before seeding is done. Thank you!

    jtav18 asked 4 months ago

    Good question.  See the anticipated schedule here.  The contractor anticipates 2-3 weeks of topsoil and turf restoration work.  Specific questions can be directed to our field inspector Jacob.

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    Greetings- the intersection at France and 58th is extremely dark, especially for us walkers on the gorgeous sidewalks. Can the street lamps be turned on even if stoplights are not?

    Sunshine asked 8 months ago

    Thanks for the question. We are reviewing with Xcel Energy as they own the power poles in the France Avenue intersection. We are asking if we can add temporary lights to assist with safety. We are only looking at the France Avenue intersection at this time. Thanks. Chad Millner, City Engineer

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    Greetings, Will you be able to Use a temporary street lamp to light the dar intersections at 58th and France and 58th and Xerxes?

    Sunshine asked 7 months ago

    Thanks for the question. We are reviewing with Xcel Energy as they own the power poles in the France Avenue intersection. We are asking if we can add temporary lights to assist with safety. We are only looking at the France Avenue intersection at this time. Thanks. Chad Millner, City Engineer

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    Good morning, Is the water shut-off scheduled for today delayed until tomorrow?

    lrichman asked about 1 year ago

    Yes, in the event that the water shutoff does not occur due to weather it will occur the following day. If weather prevents it from occurring a second day then you will be re-notified.

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    what hours are these construction crews allowed to work? They are making an incredible amount of noise as early as 6:30am and after 8pm. Have you no care for families with young kids?

    Mdh1985 asked about 1 year ago

    Working hours are 7am to 9pm Monday through Friday and 8am to 7pm on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. If you find the contractor working outside of these hours please email me with the location that the work was occurring and I will address this with the contractor.

    Derek

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    Respectfully, Director Millner, you responses did not answer my questions. I'll ask them again: Are there any ADA issues with the 10% grade of the hill and, if yes, how will they be addressed? Did the engineers/project designers consult AASHTO guidance on sidepaths? AASHTO identifies multiple safety concerns/conflicts with sidepaths in this kind of location. If AASHTO was consulted, what are the reasons for recommending a sidepath despite the risks?

    jkj966 asked over 1 year ago

    It depends. Any slope for users with physical challenges can be an issue. Each individual user needs to decide if they have the ability to travel a specific facility based on their own comfort level. According to MnDOT’s ADA Project Design Guide, “the maximum allowable profile grade (longitudinal slope) for pedestrian trails that are not adjacent to a road is 5.0%.” ADA allows sidewalks adjacent to a roadway to follow the longitudinal slope of that roadway. Consider sidewalks in Duluth or Stillwater or along Gleason Road in Edina as other examples where adjusting existing topography is not practical to provide a longitudinal slope under 5%. The City will make efforts to limit risk as existing conditions allow.

    I’m unclear what you mean by “this kind of location.” If you’d like to contact me directly, I’d be happy to discuss specific safety concerns or conflicts you see with this type of facility.

    Thanks - Chad Millner, City Engineer

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    Two questions: What are the bike counts for W. 58th? What is the grade of the hill just east of Wooddale and does the hill present any ADA issues? Is there concern that bicyclists on the sidepath could pick up speed going downhill (increasing risks at intersections with driveways and streets) and/or need extra space going uphill, due to the wobbling that is characteristic of bicyclists going uphill?

    jkj966 asked over 1 year ago

    Thanks for the question. Bike counts were not completed along 58th Street. The slope is approximately 10% in that area. I think all users need to be aware of their conditions including the slope of the road or sidewalk and operate their vehicle - car, bike, other - in an appropriate manner. 

    Thanks - Chad Millner, City Engineer

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    Did the city consult AASHTO guidance on sidepaths before recommending a sidepath as part of this project? AASHTO identifies multiple safety concerns (conflicts).

    jkj966 asked over 1 year ago

    The City considers many industry guidance manuals and discusses options with industry professionals. Some of these manuals include AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities, MnDOT Bikeway Facility Design Manual, NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide, State Aid Rules on Minimum Bicycle Path Standards, and Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) to name a few. 

    Thanks - Chad Millner, City Engineer 

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    Have you consider tree planting on a more narrow boulevard such as on 54th between Halifax and Minnehaha Blvd?

    estrand asked about 2 years ago

    Good question. Typically the wider the blvd the better the plantings will do. We have planted some blvds with Day Lillie's or other hardy type plants on narrow blvds - 2-3 feet. If trees are planted the minimum width should be 4-ft.

    Thanks - Chad Millner, City Engineer

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    Please come do the estimated measure and lines on 58th east of France like you did west of France. The yard differences are much smaller. Would be helpful to see so that residents know how much driveway is at risk with Alternative A. Come winter, this is critical. Thanks!

    Sunshine asked about 2 years ago

    We have posted an update here with the limits measured east of France. Thank you - Liz Moore