Chowen Park A & B Neighborhood Roadway Reconstruction

Chowen Park A & B Neighborhood Roadway Reconstruction updates will be hosted on this project page. Check back for updates!

This project includes complete reconstruction of the roadway pavement, full installation of concrete curb and gutter, complete replacement of watermain and water services, improvements to the sanitary sewer and storm sewer systems, paving the gravel alleys and construction of a 5-foot boulevard-style concrete sidewalk on the east side of Beard Avenue between West 60th Street and West 58th Street.


Chowen Park A & B Neighborhood Roadway Reconstruction updates will be hosted on this project page. Check back for updates!

This project includes complete reconstruction of the roadway pavement, full installation of concrete curb and gutter, complete replacement of watermain and water services, improvements to the sanitary sewer and storm sewer systems, paving the gravel alleys and construction of a 5-foot boulevard-style concrete sidewalk on the east side of Beard Avenue between West 60th Street and West 58th Street.


  • Properly Caring For Your New Grass

    10 days ago

    Here is a short video which illustrates what you can do to get the most out of your new grass. Properly maintaining your new grass is critical, as it typically takes up to 2 years to achieve a fully mature lawn.


    Here is a short video which illustrates what you can do to get the most out of your new grass. Properly maintaining your new grass is critical, as it typically takes up to 2 years to achieve a fully mature lawn.


  • It's All Coming Together

    28 days ago

    The streets are paved, topsoil and seed are in, and all major items are complete.

    There are various items throughout the project area that still require attention. Some of these remaining items include landscaping, irrigation repairs, grading of lawns along driveways and alleys.

    I will walk the project area during the week of October 21 to prepare the remaining work items list. If you would like to bring something specific to my attention, please email me your address, the issue, and the specific location. If possible, pictures are helpful.

    The seeded areas will be...

    The streets are paved, topsoil and seed are in, and all major items are complete.

    There are various items throughout the project area that still require attention. Some of these remaining items include landscaping, irrigation repairs, grading of lawns along driveways and alleys.

    I will walk the project area during the week of October 21 to prepare the remaining work items list. If you would like to bring something specific to my attention, please email me your address, the issue, and the specific location. If possible, pictures are helpful.

    The seeded areas will be monitored on a weekly basis to ensure proper turf establishment. Seed installed in Fall 2019 will be monitored into Spring 2020. Please refrain from disturbing any of the seeded areas and do not apply any fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides until Spring of 2020.

  • NO PARKING - FINAL PAVING

    about 1 month ago

    The contractor will be paving the final layer of asphalt along the following streets on Wednesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 17.

    • Chowen Avenue
    • Beard Avenue
    • Abbott Avenue
    • Zenith Avenue
    • York Avenue and
    • West 59th Street

    No Parking restrictions will be enforced by Edina Police Department. It is imperative that the streets remain clear of all parked vehicles. Expect brief delays during paving. The roadway may be driven on as soon as crews have placed, rolled and compacted the asphalt.

    The contractor will be paving the final layer of asphalt along the following streets on Wednesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 17.

    • Chowen Avenue
    • Beard Avenue
    • Abbott Avenue
    • Zenith Avenue
    • York Avenue and
    • West 59th Street

    No Parking restrictions will be enforced by Edina Police Department. It is imperative that the streets remain clear of all parked vehicles. Expect brief delays during paving. The roadway may be driven on as soon as crews have placed, rolled and compacted the asphalt.

  • Final Paving

    about 1 month ago

    During the week of October 7th crews installed the remainder of the sidewalk along Beard Avenue and the miscellaneous resident sidewalk tie-ins throughout the project area. Crews also began installing topsoil and seed along the remainder of West 59th Street and Beard Avenue.

    The contractor has tentatively scheduled a storm sewer pipe repair at the intersection of West 59th Street and Zenith Avenue on Monday, October 14. The final pavement lift for all remaining streets is tentatively scheduled to occur during the week of October 14.

    Over the next few weeks crews will restore landscaping, ...

    During the week of October 7th crews installed the remainder of the sidewalk along Beard Avenue and the miscellaneous resident sidewalk tie-ins throughout the project area. Crews also began installing topsoil and seed along the remainder of West 59th Street and Beard Avenue.

    The contractor has tentatively scheduled a storm sewer pipe repair at the intersection of West 59th Street and Zenith Avenue on Monday, October 14. The final pavement lift for all remaining streets is tentatively scheduled to occur during the week of October 14.

    Over the next few weeks crews will restore landscaping, plant trees, clean up the site and wrap up any loose ends throughout the project area.

  • Sidewalk and Paving

    about 1 month ago

    During the week of October 7th crews will install the remainder of the sidewalk along Beard Avenue and the miscellaneous resident sidewalk tie-ins throughout the project area. Following this work crews will install topsoil and seed along the remainder of West 59th Street and Beard Avenue.

    The final pavement lift for all remaining streets is tentatively scheduled for the end of the week.

    Over the next few weeks crews will restore landscaping, plant trees, clean up the site and wrap up any loose ends throughout the project area.

    During the week of October 7th crews will install the remainder of the sidewalk along Beard Avenue and the miscellaneous resident sidewalk tie-ins throughout the project area. Following this work crews will install topsoil and seed along the remainder of West 59th Street and Beard Avenue.

    The final pavement lift for all remaining streets is tentatively scheduled for the end of the week.

    Over the next few weeks crews will restore landscaping, plant trees, clean up the site and wrap up any loose ends throughout the project area.

  • All Roads Paved

    about 2 months ago

    During the week of September 23rd crews completed the grading and paving of Beard Avenue and West 59th Street. Crews also completed the topsoil installation and seeding work on Chowen Avenue and Abbott Avenue. The boulevard grading for the Beard Avenue sidewalk also began.

    During the week of September 30th, crews will continue working on the Beard Avenue sidewalk and turf restoration.

    The contractor will continue to water the seeded areas. To ensure the entire project area is watered it is imperative that the no parking restrictions are adhered to. Please inform your guests, contractors and neighbors that no parking...

    During the week of September 23rd crews completed the grading and paving of Beard Avenue and West 59th Street. Crews also completed the topsoil installation and seeding work on Chowen Avenue and Abbott Avenue. The boulevard grading for the Beard Avenue sidewalk also began.

    During the week of September 30th, crews will continue working on the Beard Avenue sidewalk and turf restoration.

    The contractor will continue to water the seeded areas. To ensure the entire project area is watered it is imperative that the no parking restrictions are adhered to. Please inform your guests, contractors and neighbors that no parking is allowed on any street within the project area from 7am-9pm daily.

  • Asphalt Paving and Restoration

    about 2 months ago

    During the week of September 16th crews completed the curb and gutter installation on Beard Avenue and West 59th Street. The first layer of asphalt pavement is tentatively scheduled for September 25th. Even after the roads are paved, residents throughout the entire project area must adhere to the no parking restrictions.

    The warmer dry weather this week will allow for more restoration work next week on Chowen Avenue and Abbott Avenue.

    During the week of September 16th crews completed the curb and gutter installation on Beard Avenue and West 59th Street. The first layer of asphalt pavement is tentatively scheduled for September 25th. Even after the roads are paved, residents throughout the entire project area must adhere to the no parking restrictions.

    The warmer dry weather this week will allow for more restoration work next week on Chowen Avenue and Abbott Avenue.

  • False Fall Wraps Up

    2 months ago

    The cold and fall like weather will be taking a short hiatus and hopefully warmer and drier weather will make an appearance. The contractor will begin preparing Beard Avenue for asphalt paving and sidewalk installation. Crews will also continue turf restoration if the topsoil can get a few days to dry out.

    During the week of September 9th crews installed most of the new concrete curb and aprons along Beard Avenue and West 59th Street. Crews are scheduled to complete the concrete work on Saturday, September 14th. Crews will also continue restoration work throughout the project area.

    The cold and fall like weather will be taking a short hiatus and hopefully warmer and drier weather will make an appearance. The contractor will begin preparing Beard Avenue for asphalt paving and sidewalk installation. Crews will also continue turf restoration if the topsoil can get a few days to dry out.

    During the week of September 9th crews installed most of the new concrete curb and aprons along Beard Avenue and West 59th Street. Crews are scheduled to complete the concrete work on Saturday, September 14th. Crews will also continue restoration work throughout the project area.

  • Springtime in September

    2 months ago

    Autumn is near but with the new grass starting to grow and the wet weather it sure feels like Spring.

    On September 3rd, crews completed the grading of Beard Avenue and West 59th Street. Concrete curb and gutter installation is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 9th.

    Crews also completed the topsoil installation and seeding on Ewing Avenue and Drew Avenue. They will transition to Chowen Avenue and Abbott Avenue in the coming weeks.

    The new grass is starting to germinate and fill in the disturbed areas. Please refrain from walking on, mowing or...

    Autumn is near but with the new grass starting to grow and the wet weather it sure feels like Spring.

    On September 3rd, crews completed the grading of Beard Avenue and West 59th Street. Concrete curb and gutter installation is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 9th.

    Crews also completed the topsoil installation and seeding on Ewing Avenue and Drew Avenue. They will transition to Chowen Avenue and Abbott Avenue in the coming weeks.

    The new grass is starting to germinate and fill in the disturbed areas. Please refrain from walking on, mowing or disturbing the new grass. Mowing should occur when the grass reaches a height of 6 inches and at that time should be mowed to 4 inches.

  • Utility Work Complete

    3 months ago

    During the week of August 26th crews completed the storm sewer installation on Beard Avenue marking the completion of all the underground utility improvements for the project. Crews also began installing topsoil and seed on Ewing Avenue and Drew Avenue.

    The week of September 2nd crews will continue preparing Beard Avenue and the remainder of W 59th Street for concrete curb and gutter. Topsoil and seeding will continue on Ewing Avenue and Drew Avenue.

    Concrete curb and gutter installation along Beard Avenue and W 59th Street is tentatively scheduled for the week of September 9th.

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    During the week of August 26th crews completed the storm sewer installation on Beard Avenue marking the completion of all the underground utility improvements for the project. Crews also began installing topsoil and seed on Ewing Avenue and Drew Avenue.

    The week of September 2nd crews will continue preparing Beard Avenue and the remainder of W 59th Street for concrete curb and gutter. Topsoil and seeding will continue on Ewing Avenue and Drew Avenue.

    Concrete curb and gutter installation along Beard Avenue and W 59th Street is tentatively scheduled for the week of September 9th.

    Have a safe Labor Day Weekend!