Chowen Park A & B Neighborhood Roadway Reconstruction

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Consultation has concluded

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.


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    If there is rain or if it rained the night before, will construction on Beard Ave S halt? I just want to know if I can move my car back to my driveway in the morning so I can avoid walking through muddy dirt roads while dressed for work etc. Thanks

    R asked almost 2 years ago

    The project area is at a state where active rain will delay work on the streets but rain overnight will only delay the work a few hours. As for the work scheduled for September 11th, this contractor is planning on arriving to the site around 930am and completing the driveways that were planned.

    Derek

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    I don’t see anything on Beard Ave resembling a sidewalk. The east side of the dirt “roadway” is a line of heavy equipment, old pipes removed from the ground and large mounds of dirt. I am puzzled by the comment about the new sidewalk on Beard....

    Vmousseau asked almost 2 years ago

    The new sidewalk will be installed following the installation of the curb. Currently the contractor is working on the underground utilities between 59th and 58th. Following this work crews will work on prepping the soils and grading out Beard Avenue for curb and paving. The sidewalk will follow up towards the end of the roadway work.

    Derek

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    For those residents who had driveway sections replaced with new concrete, how many days should they wait before they can safely park on them?

    Mark Daum asked about 2 years ago

    Once the concrete has gained sufficient strength, typically 4-5 days, it is safe to drive on the new concrete. During the curing period when you were not able to drive on the driveway the contractor either left ribbon or barricades blocking the driveway and also did not build a small ramp over the bump of the curb. Once the barricade or ribbon is removed and the contractor has built a small ramp to assist getting over the 4-6" drop at the edge of the curb you can drive on your new driveway.

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    When will we receive word on the timing of the first layer of paving on Ewing?

    Ann asked about 2 years ago

    Ewing and Drew are tentatively scheduled for paving on July 22nd.

    Derek Northenscold

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    I live on Ewing Ave and a few of my neighbors and I are curious to find out why our road is looking like it is almost 2 feet narrower than it previously was. It appears on each side of the block the curbing was put in a foot closer narrowing the street making it difficult to get around parked cars etc...

    clundeen21 asked about 2 years ago

    Ewing Avenue is being narrowed slightly with the project. The new road will be 28' wide as is the standard in Edina for this type of street. The current state of the road will make the road seem extremely narrow as vehicles aren't able to park on the curb. Once the first layer of bituminous is installed you will be able to better see the width and how it will work. If you would like, York and Zenith are both paved and are the exact same width to give you a better perspective.

    Derek

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    Can the City confirm if there is any resident within this project that has a sump pump to connect to the blue/green pipe the crew is putting in? We have perfect sandy soil. The area was not a former swamp. Why is this pipe needed? Are residents expected to pay this expense if it is not needed due to a City directive?

    Mark Daum asked about 2 years ago

    The sump drain that is being installed is paid for from the stormwater fund and is not being assessed back to the residents.

    There are several houses throughout the neighborhood that have sump pumps, yard drains and gutters that will now have the option to connect to the sump drain system. This allows for more control over storm runoff but also allows for the infrastructure to be concealed underground and not having a pipe running through a homes lawn.

    There are also several areas, located on private property, that residents have brought to our attention are prone to flooding during heavier rain fall events and the spring melt. This system will allow residents to possibly work together and install systems that would connect to the sump system and would mitigate these yard flooding.

    Derek

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    Do you know how long the temporary water connection will last on Drew? I didn’t realize until this weekend that it meant I couldn’t use a hose to water my front lawn/gardens. It shouldn’t be a problem for a little while because we’ve been getting so much rain, but it will be a challenge to water my gardens by watering can when/if we get to the warmer weeks of summer. Thank you!

    Julie Strother asked about 2 years ago

    The temporary water system will be connected to your house for 2-3 weeks. The quicker you are to respond to the contractor when they are unhooking the temporary water system the quicker you will be disconnected and supplied through the new watermain.

    Derek

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    Do you have email contact info for CenterPoint Energy?

    Will D asked about 2 years ago

    Questions and concerns regarding the CenterPoint Energy project being completed by Michels should be directed to CenterPoint Energy. Here is a link to the CenterPoint Energy project page.

    https://www.centerpointenergy.com/en-us/InYourCommunity/Pages/ConstructionZoneProjectSites/Edina-Abbot-Avenue-S-and-59th-Street-W-Neighborhood.aspx?sa=mn&au=bus

    Derek

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    Has the schedule been finalized, including alleys? If so, could you please post.

    carleyfarrell asked about 2 years ago

    The schedule is widely dependent on CenterPoint Energy's project that is also ongoing in the project area. For example, York and Zenith both have the underground utility work completed and are simply waiting to build the road section but this can't be done until CenterPoint completes the service work on these streets. The difficult part is some days they have 2 crews onsite and some days they only have 1 crew. The other delay is CenterPoint needs to work with residents to schedule this work. To hopefully expedite this process they have been authorized to work on Saturdays to hopefully accommodate residents with busier schedules during the week.

    The best option for staying updated on the schedule is to check back here once or twice a week for any schedule updates.

    Derek

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    I'm moving into a rental on Ewing early to mid-June. Any estimates on road closures or paving? I'll need my moving truck to get my items to the house.

    Fran asked about 2 years ago

    There are days when you will have access to be able to drive a moving truck down Ewing and there are days where that won't be possible at all. The best course of action for this would be to contact me and I can assist with coordinating your move on a day that works for you and our contractor.

    Derek