Creek Knoll A & B Neighborhood Roadway Reconstruction

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

This project, scheduled for construction in 2021, includes:

  • Complete reconstruction of the pavement
  • New concrete curb and gutter on streets that currently do not have curb and gutter and spot or full replacement of curb and gutter on all other streets
  • Improvements to the watermain, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer systems
  • Construction of a 5-foot boulevard-style concrete sidewalk along Beard Avenue between West 54th Street and Minnehaha Creek.
  • A preliminary assessment amount of $15,300 per REU (Dec. 2020)
  • A revised preliminary assessment amount of $12,100 per REU (Assess Policy Revision Jul 2021)

The City of Edina is coordinating West 54th Street improvements with the City of Minneapolis.

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

This project, scheduled for construction in 2021, includes:

  • Complete reconstruction of the pavement
  • New concrete curb and gutter on streets that currently do not have curb and gutter and spot or full replacement of curb and gutter on all other streets
  • Improvements to the watermain, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer systems
  • Construction of a 5-foot boulevard-style concrete sidewalk along Beard Avenue between West 54th Street and Minnehaha Creek.
  • A preliminary assessment amount of $15,300 per REU (Dec. 2020)
  • A revised preliminary assessment amount of $12,100 per REU (Assess Policy Revision Jul 2021)

The City of Edina is coordinating West 54th Street improvements with the City of Minneapolis.

  • Work Resumes the Week of May 2

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    The contractor is scheduled to resume work during the week of 5/2. The contractor will be installing landscaping plantings, repairing the remaining few irrigation systems and fixing other outstanding items like cracked concrete. Seed installed last fall will be monitored this spring for health.

    Please remember this schedule is weather-dependent and is subject to change.

  • 2021 Construction Wrap Up - 11/30/2021

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  • Beard Avenue - Sidewalk Snow Removal

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    Property owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice from the newly installed Beard Avenue sidewalk. According to Edina City Code, Chapter 24, Section 91:

    "All snow and ice shall be removed from a sidewalk by the owner of the property adjoining the sidewalk within 48 hours of the cessation of the precipitation."

    Note that any snow removed from walkways, driveways or sidewalks must remain on the property and cannot be plowed into City streets or onto a neighboring property. Violation of the City Code could result in a fine and a charge for removing the snow.

    Thank you.

  • Construction Update 11/05/2021

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    Phase 1 and 2

    • The final layer of asphalt paving will be complete on 11/5.
    • All the landscaping plantings will occur in the spring of 2022.
    • A majority of the irrigation system repairs are complete. The contractor will test and repair the remaining few in the spring of 2022.


    Phase 2 (West 54th Street, Abbott Place, Beard Avenue (north half), Drew Avenue (north half) and Fuller Street.

    • The City of Minneapolis will be paving the final 2 inch layer of asphalt on both sides of West 54th Street on Saturday, 11/6. During this work West 54th Street will be closed between France Avenue and Zenith Avenue from 7 AM to 6 PM. France Avenue can be accessed via West 53rd Street or Fuller Street.
    • Boulevard excavation and topsoil installation is complete.
    • Dormant seeding is complete. Hydromulch placement will occur the week of 11/8.
    • The anticipated schedule is weather-dependent and is subject to change.


    US Internet

    • US Internet fiber optic installation in the City right of way is complete.
    • US Internet will restore turf impacted by their fiber optic installation.
  • Construction Update 10/29/2021

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    Phase 1 and 2

    • The Beard Avenue sidewalk installation is complete.
    • All the landscaping plantings will occur in the spring of 2022.
    • The final layer of asphalt paving is scheduled to occur during the week of 11/8, with the exception of West 54th Street which is scheduled for paving on Saturday, 11/6.
    • Parking restrictions remain in effect. There is No Parking on the streets between 7 AM and 9 PM or until the contractor has noticeably left for the day.
    • Please remember the anticipated schedule is weather-dependent and are subject to change


    Phase 1 (West 55th Street, Beard Avenue (south half), Beard Court, Drew Avenue (south half) and Ewing Circle

    • A majority of the irrigation system repairs are complete. The contractor will repair the remaining few this fall.
    • See the post titled "Tips for Growing Green Grass" or watch the video titled "Growing Green Grass" for reference information on your new seeded lawn.


    Phase 2 (West 54th Street, Abbott Place, Beard Avenue (north half), Drew Avenue (north half) and Fuller Street.

    • The first layer of asphalt paving is complete.
    • Boulevard excavation and topsoil installation will continue during the week of 11/1.
    • Asphalt driveway and pavement restoration is ongoing and is scheduled to be completed during the week of 11/1.
    • The City of Minneapolis anticipates milling the top 2 inches of asphalt pavement on the north side of W 54th Street on 11/5 and paving the final 2 inch layer of asphalt on both sides of West 54th Street on Saturday, 11/6. During this work West 54th Street will be closed between France Avenue and Zenith Avenue from 7 AM to 6 PM. France Avenue can be accessed via West 53rd Street or Fuller Street.


    US Internet

    • US Internet fiber optic installation in the City right of way is scheduled to be complete by 11/5.
    • US Internet will restore turf impacted by their fiber optic installation.
  • Construction Update 10/22/2021

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    Phase 1 and 2

    • Sidewalk installation on Beard Avenue is anticipated to occur during the week of 10/25.
    • All the landscaping plantings will occur in the spring of 2022.


    Phase 1 (West 55th Street, Beard Avenue (south half), Beard Court, Drew Avenue (south half) and Ewing Circle

    • A majority of irrigation system repairs are complete. The contractor will repair the remaining few this fall.
    • See the post titled "Tips for Growing Green Grass" or watch the video titled "Growing Green Grass" for reference information on your new seeded lawn.


    Phase 2 (West 54th Street, Abbott Place, Beard Avenue (north half), Drew Avenue (north half) and Fuller Street.

    • Concrete driveway apron installation is complete.
    • The first layer of asphalt paving has been rescheduled from Saturday, 10/23 to Monday, 10/25.
    • Boulevard excavation in preparation of topsoil and sidewalk installation is expected to begin during the week of 10/25.
    • Asphalt driveway installation is scheduled to occur during the week of 10/25.


    US Internet

    • US Internet fiber optic installation in the City right of way will continue during the week of 10/25.
    • US Internet will restore turf impacted by their fiber optic installation.


    Parking restrictions remain in effect for phase 1& 2. There is No street Parking from the hours of 7 AM to 9 PM or until the contractor has noticeably left for the day. Please remember these schedules are weather-dependent and are subject to change

  • Construction Update 10/15/2021

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    Phase 1 (West 55th Street, Beard Avenue (south half), Beard Court, Drew Avenue (south half) and Ewing Circle

    • A majority of irrigation system repairs are complete. The contractor will repair the remaining few this fall.
    • Seeding and hydromulching is complete. See the post titled "Tips for Growing Green Grass" or watch the video titled "Growing Green Grass" for reference information on your new seeded lawn.


    Phase 2 (West 54th Street, Abbott Place, Beard Avenue (north half), Drew Avenue (north half) and Fuller Street.

    • Concrete curb installation is complete.
    • Driveway apron installation began on 10/14 and it is expected to continue during the week of 10/18. Expect limited roadway access during this period and no driveway access for at least 5 days as the concrete gains sufficient strength.
    • Boulevard excavation in preparation of topsoil and sidewalk installation is expected to begin during the week of 10/18.
    • The first layer of asphalt paving is anticipated to occur during the week of 10/25.

    US Internet

    US Internet plans to install fiber optic lines in the City right of way later in October. More details can be found here.


    Parking restrictions remain in effect for Phase 1 and 2. There is No Parking from the hours of 7 AM to 9 PM or until the contractor has noticeably left for the day. Please remember these schedules are weather-dependent and are subject to change

  • Construction Update 10/8/2021

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    Phase 1 (West 55th Street, Beard Avenue (south half), Beard Court, Drew Avenue (south half) and Ewing Circle

    • A majority of irrigation system repairs are complete. The contractor will repair the remaining few this fall.
    • Seeding and hydromulching is complete. See the post titled "Tips for Growing Green Grass" or watch the video titled "Growing Green Grass" for reference information on your new seeded lawn.


    Phase 2 (West 54th Street, Abbott Place, Beard Avenue (north half), Drew Avenue (north half) and Fuller Street.

    • Roadway excavation will continue on Friday 10/8 and Saturday 10/9, and is anticipated to finish by 10/11. The contractor will remove at least 1 foot of soil below the current road surface for the full width of the street to install the gravel base and confirm the soils are stable enough to support vehicular traffic. During this work, you can expect periodic loss of access to your driveways for up to an hour. If you need immediate access, please wave to one of the contractors to get their attention and they can accommodate.
    • Lane and / or road closures are anticipated on W. 54th St during the week of 10/11. The closures will generally be one block at a time.
    • Concrete curb and driveway apron installation is scheduled to begin during the week of 10/11. Expect limited roadway access during this period and no driveway access for at least 5 days as the concrete gains sufficient strength. Please check your front door/mailbox frequently for time sensitive notifications from the contractor.


    US Internet

    US Internet plans to install fiber optic lines in the City right of way later in October. More details can be found here.


    Parking restrictions remain in effect for Phase 1 and 2. There is No Parking from the hours of 7 AM to 9 PM or until the contractor has noticeably left for the day. Please remember these schedules are weather-dependent and are subject to change

  • Tips for Growing Green Grass

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    The turf contractor has applied topsoil, seed and fertilizer to disturbed areas. Tips to help grass grow can be found in this video and briefly summarized below.

    • Water - While the contractor is responsible to establish the turf for 90 days, your assistance during this period will help establish the turf more quickly. It is just as important to not over-water the new seed as it is to water the seed. The mulch bed should be moist but not over watered. Continue to water even after grass looks established.
    • Fertilize - A commercial fertilizer is applied with the hydroseed. Additional fertilizer and herbicides are not recommended during the initial year of seeding as they can have damaging effects on grass sprouts.
    • Mowing - Do not mow new grass until it is 6" high. When grass reaches this height, mow at the highest setting. Cut with this setting for the first few months, even after grass looks established. Do not collect clippings as they help feed the soil while grass develops. Please pass along the mowing recommendations to your lawn care service if you have one.
    • Weeding - The contractor is responsible for establishing turf free of weeds. During the initial establishment period, weeding is the responsibility of the contractor, not the residents.
    • Preventing Future Weeds - Weeds will likely appear with new grass. Properly watered, mowed and fertilized grass will prevent weeds from gaining a stronghold.

    Turf establishment takes time. The City will continue to review the turf in the project area this fall to ensure proper growth.

  • Construction Update 10/1/2021

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    Phase 1 (West 55th Street, Beard Avenue (south half), Beard Court, Drew Avenue (south half) and Ewing Circle

    • Irrigation system repairs began on 9/24 and are scheduled to continue during the week of 10/4.
    • Topsoil installation began. Seeding and hydromulching will begin during the week of 10/4.


    Phase 2 (West 54th Street, Abbott Place, Beard Avenue (north half), Drew Avenue (north half) and Fuller Street

    • Utility installation is complete.
    • Roadway excavation began on Fuller Street and will continue during the week of 10/4. The contractor will remove at least 1 foot of soil below the current road surface for the full width of the street to install the gravel base and confirm the soils are stable enough to support vehicular traffic. During this work, you can expect periodic loss of access to your driveways for up to an hour. If you need immediate access, please wave to one of the contractors to get their attention and they can accommodate. Lane and / or road closures are anticipated on W. 54th St during the week of 10/4.


    US Internet

    US Internet plans to install fiber optic lines in the City right of way beginning in October. More details can be found here.


    Parking restrictions remain in effect for Phase 1 and 2. There is No Parking from the hours of 7 AM to 9 PM or until the contractor has noticeably left for the day. Please remember these schedules are weather-dependent and are subject to change

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