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.


  • York and Zenith Aves - Gravel Alleys Update

    7 months ago

    The gravel alley grading work has been delayed. Stay tuned for further information on the revised schedule. Notice will be provided to you prior to grading work occurring in the alleys.


    The gravel alley grading work has been delayed. Stay tuned for further information on the revised schedule. Notice will be provided to you prior to grading work occurring in the alleys.


  • Construction on Drew and Ewing Avenues, Gravel Alleys Ready to Begin

    7 months ago

    Drew and Ewing Avenues

    During the week of May 5, the contractor will begin reclaiming the pavement. As shown in the video on the right side of this web page, the reclaiming process grinds up the existing pavement along with some of the gravel underneath the road to produce a suitable recycled material to use as the new road base. The contractor will leave a portion of the asphalt in place to better maintain vehicle access during construction. Removal of concrete curb and potentially the end of your driveway pavement will also likely occur.

    Following reclaiming, the contractor will then...

    Drew and Ewing Avenues

    During the week of May 5, the contractor will begin reclaiming the pavement. As shown in the video on the right side of this web page, the reclaiming process grinds up the existing pavement along with some of the gravel underneath the road to produce a suitable recycled material to use as the new road base. The contractor will leave a portion of the asphalt in place to better maintain vehicle access during construction. Removal of concrete curb and potentially the end of your driveway pavement will also likely occur.

    Following reclaiming, the contractor will then begin installing the temporary water supply system. This will allow us to replace the existing watermain and services with little disruption to your water supply. The contractor will need access to your basement to finalize this setup. You will be contacted by either a knock on the door or a notice on your front door by GF Jedlicki. They will be the contractor making the final connection to the temp water and later they will reconnect back to the watermain.

    Parking restrictions will be in effect. There will be No Parking between the hours of 7 am to 9 pm, or when the contractor has noticeably left for the day.

    York and Zenith Avenues

    On Thursday, May 2 the contractor will begin gravel alley grading work. Please watch your front door for notices as alley access between the hours of 7 am to 7 pm will likely be limited due to the nature of the work. Suitable parking locations will be provided in the notice.

    The contractor has replaced most the new water services. Following completion, the contractor will connect houses to the new watermain and remove the temporary water system.

  • Watermain Installation

    8 months ago

    The new watermain is installed on York Avenue. The contractor will continue connecting the new watermain to the City of Edina system and installing hydrants. Next week the main will be pressure tested and tested for Minnesota Department of Health compliance. The contractor will also start to install the new water services to each house. After all tests come back within compliance the contractor will begin turning the new services on and removing the temporary water. This should begin in 7-10 days.

    Zenith Avenue will see the new watermain installed next week followed by connecting to the City of Edina...

    The new watermain is installed on York Avenue. The contractor will continue connecting the new watermain to the City of Edina system and installing hydrants. Next week the main will be pressure tested and tested for Minnesota Department of Health compliance. The contractor will also start to install the new water services to each house. After all tests come back within compliance the contractor will begin turning the new services on and removing the temporary water. This should begin in 7-10 days.

    Zenith Avenue will see the new watermain installed next week followed by connecting to the City of Edina system and hydrant installation.

  • York Avenue on schedule despite snowfall

    8 months ago

    Today York Avenue was transformed into a constructions site. The contractor reclaimed the edges of York Avenue and Zenith Avenue, leaving a center strip for vehicles to travel down. The video shows the reclaiming machine working to turn the existing pavement into a material we can later use for the base of the new road. Click here to see the Reclaimer in action!

    The curb and apron removal was also started along York Avenue and will continue with Zenith Avenue following shortly behind.

    If you live on York Avenue and have not already scheduled your switch onto temporary water, please...

    Today York Avenue was transformed into a constructions site. The contractor reclaimed the edges of York Avenue and Zenith Avenue, leaving a center strip for vehicles to travel down. The video shows the reclaiming machine working to turn the existing pavement into a material we can later use for the base of the new road. Click here to see the Reclaimer in action!

    The curb and apron removal was also started along York Avenue and will continue with Zenith Avenue following shortly behind.

    If you live on York Avenue and have not already scheduled your switch onto temporary water, please do so immediately. The York Avenue water main between 58th and 60th will be shut down which will result in a disruption of water if you have not been switched to the temporary system.


  • Week of April 15th

    8 months ago

    Even though the weather decided to give us a 2nd winter, construction is still on schedule.

    Next week the contractor plans on reclaiming portions of York Ave and Zenith Ave. Reclaiming is a process of grinding the road into a gravel that will be used as a base under the new pavement. The center portion of the roadway will be left in place for a better drive surface. The ground up portion is able to be driven on but please attempt to drive on the remaining pavement when possible.

    Crews will also begin connecting homes to the temporary water system...

    Even though the weather decided to give us a 2nd winter, construction is still on schedule.

    Next week the contractor plans on reclaiming portions of York Ave and Zenith Ave. Reclaiming is a process of grinding the road into a gravel that will be used as a base under the new pavement. The center portion of the roadway will be left in place for a better drive surface. The ground up portion is able to be driven on but please attempt to drive on the remaining pavement when possible.

    Crews will also begin connecting homes to the temporary water system on Monday, along York Ave. If you live on York Ave and have not already scheduled this connection with GF Jedlicki, please contact Cole at 715-566-0482 to have this scheduled. If you don't schedule the connection, you will have a disruption in your water service.

    Installation of the new watermain will begin on York Ave on Tuesday and Wednesday using a process known as pipebursting. The contractor will pull a new pipe through the old pipe and break the old pipe apart at the same time. This process saves time, resources, and money when compared to having to dig a new main along the entire length of the pipe.

    I will continue to monitor traffic levels in the area with the France Ave closure. We have closed the routes through the neighborhood on Google and Waze to help alleviate some of the traffic. If traffic levels increase to much, we will discuss further options to help alleviate traffic cutting through the neighborhood.

  • Early Morning Snow Removal

    8 months ago

    Due to the start of construction and the unexpected snow accumulation, the City of Edina will plow a route down the center of Zenith Avenue and York Avenue, to allow vehicles to travel. Starting at 6am on Thursday the contractor will begin snow removal operations along York Avenue, Zenith Avenue and West 59th Street. This is a necessary exception to the working hours of the 7am start and is only scheduled for Thursday morning. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    Due to the start of construction and the unexpected snow accumulation, the City of Edina will plow a route down the center of Zenith Avenue and York Avenue, to allow vehicles to travel. Starting at 6am on Thursday the contractor will begin snow removal operations along York Avenue, Zenith Avenue and West 59th Street. This is a necessary exception to the working hours of the 7am start and is only scheduled for Thursday morning. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

  • Construction Kickoff

    8 months ago

    Thank you to everyone that attended the kickoff meeting. I look forward to working with you throughout this project. If you have further questions or were unable to attend and have questions or concerns, please reach out to me.

    As you may have noticed, construction has started on York Avenue. Crews are currently working on installing the temporary water supply system along York Avenue. This will allow us to replace the existing watermain and services with little disruption to your water supply. The contractor will need access to your basement to finalize this setup. You will be contacted by either...

    Thank you to everyone that attended the kickoff meeting. I look forward to working with you throughout this project. If you have further questions or were unable to attend and have questions or concerns, please reach out to me.

    As you may have noticed, construction has started on York Avenue. Crews are currently working on installing the temporary water supply system along York Avenue. This will allow us to replace the existing watermain and services with little disruption to your water supply. The contractor will need access to your basement to finalize this setup. You will be contacted by either a knock on the door or a flyer on your front door by GF Jedlicki. They will be the contractor making the final connection to the temp water and later on they will reconnect back to the watermain.

    Parking restrictions are in effect on York Avenue. There is No Parking on York Avenue from the hours of 7am to 9pm, or when crews have noticeably left for the day.

  • Project Awarded

    9 months ago

    During the March 5th meeting, City Council awarded the ENG 19-2 Chowen Park A&B and Todd Park E Neighborhood Reconstruction project to Bituminous Roadways, Inc.

    The City is working with the contractor to finalize the construction schedule for this summer. A neighborhood meeting will be scheduled in the beginning part of April to inform all residents of the schedule and address any issues or concerns residents may have.


    During the March 5th meeting, City Council awarded the ENG 19-2 Chowen Park A&B and Todd Park E Neighborhood Reconstruction project to Bituminous Roadways, Inc.

    The City is working with the contractor to finalize the construction schedule for this summer. A neighborhood meeting will be scheduled in the beginning part of April to inform all residents of the schedule and address any issues or concerns residents may have.


  • Project Updates

    9 months ago

    Hello, my name is Derek Northenscold and I am your contact for the Chowen Park A & B neighborhood reconstruction project. I will be posting weekly updates on Better Together Edina! Feel free to "register" to join in on more conversations with the City.

    Please call or email me if you have any questions related to the project.

    I look forward to assisting and keeping you informed with this project.

    Derek


    Hello, my name is Derek Northenscold and I am your contact for the Chowen Park A & B neighborhood reconstruction project. I will be posting weekly updates on Better Together Edina! Feel free to "register" to join in on more conversations with the City.

    Please call or email me if you have any questions related to the project.

    I look forward to assisting and keeping you informed with this project.

    Derek