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.

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.

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

  • Assessment Update

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    The City Council formally approved the revised Assessment Policy on 7/21/21.

    In April 2021 the City Council voted to remove from special assessments the cost of replacing poor soil under the proposed gravel base and installing public retaining walls for the 2021 construction projects. The Creek Knoll project doesn’t have many wall installations, nor do we anticipate a lot of poor soil replacement.

    We’re hoping the $15,300 pending assessment per Residential Equivalent Unit goes down based on actual construction this summer. If unforeseen changes do not occur during construction, an assessment cost savings of up to 20% could occur but we won’t know until next year when we review the final amounts.

  • Construction Update 7/23/2021

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    Phase 1

    • Watermain improvements adjacent to France Ave at the intersections W. 55th St and Fuller St are scheduled to occur during the week of 7/26. Please check your front door frequently for time sensitive water shutoff notices.
    • Storm sewer installation and water service replacements are scheduled to continue during the week of 7/26. Expect water shutoff and limited access to some roads and driveways for short periods. The contractor will knock on your front door to notify you of the temporary water shutoff and driveway access restrictions.
    • Sump drain installation is scheduled to continue later during the week of 7/26
    • The watermain system improvements are scheduled to be complete by early August, weather permitting.


    Parking restrictions will be in effect for Phase 1. There is No Parking from the hours of 7 AM to 9 PM or until the contractor has noticeably left for the day.

  • Construction Vibrations

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    The City has received some questions and comments regarding vibrations associated with construction. Please see the notes below.

    1. The City requires the contractor to hire a third-party firm to monitor vibrations during construction. The monitoring equipment is onsite and recording vibrations. The third-party firm notifies the City and contractor if excessive vibrations occurred, including when and where. No excessive vibrations have been observed to date during the project.
    2. People are more sensitive in perceiving vibration than houses are to damage from vibration.
    3. People begin to perceive vibration at around 0.005 in/sec peak particle velocity, while one of the lowest proposed allowable vibration levels for historic structures is at 0.05 in/sec - a factor of ten higher.
    4. The “safe limit” to prevent threshold cracking of drywall in residential buildings has a base value of 0.75 in/sec for peak particle velocity. It would likely take readings of approximately 2-3 in/sec to actually produce drywall cracks. To crack a foundation would take well over 5 in/sec.
    5. Street reconstruction and corresponding vibrations have occurred in Edina for over 20 years and deteriorating home foundations hasn’t been apparent.
  • Construction Update 7/9/2021

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    Phase 1

    • Beard Ave watermain improvements, including an above ground temporary water supply system, are scheduled to occur on 7/12. The temp system will allow the contractor to replace the existing watermain and services with minimal disruption to your water supply. The contractor will need access to your basement to finalize the setup. The contractor will be contacting you with a knock on the door or a notification on your door to set up temporary water service. Please check your front door frequently for time sensitive notices.
    • Watermain service installation is scheduled to continue during the week of 7/12. Expect water shutoff and limited access to some driveways for short periods while the contractor replaces your water service. The contractor will knock on your front door to notify you of the temporary water shutoff and driveway access restrictions.
    • Storm sewer and sump drain installation is scheduled to begin later during the week of 7/12
    • The watermain repairs and water service installation is scheduled to finish end of July, weather permitting.


    Parking restrictions will be in effect for Phase 1. There is No Parking from the hours of 7 AM to 9 PM or until the contractor has noticeably left for the day.

  • Construction Update 7/7/2021

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    Installation of the utilities adjacent to buried communication ducts on Beard Avenue needs extensive coordination between the contractor and CenturyLink / Lumen. This coordination has not been as efficient as anticipated. Therefore, Phase 2 water system work is scheduled to occur earlier than anticipated. Details include:

    • Replacing hydrants, valves and water services beginning on 7/8.
    • Expect a water shutoff on 7/8 along Fuller Street from 8 AM to 6 PM.
    • Expect limited access to some driveways for short periods while the contractor replaces your water service. The contractor will knock on your front door to notify you of the temporary water shutoff and driveway access restrictions.

    Parking restrictions will be in effect for Phase 1 and Fuller Street. There is No Parking from the hours of 7 AM to 9 PM or until the contractor has noticeably left for the day.

    We are sorry for any inconvenience this schedule change causes you.

  • Construction Update 7/2/21

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    Phase 1

    • No water shutoff is anticipated on 7/2.
    • Watermain service installation is scheduled to continue during the week of 7/5. Expect water shutoff and limited access to some driveways for short periods while the contractor replaces your water service. The contractor will knock on your front door to notify you of the temporary water shutoff and driveway access restrictions.
    • Installation of an above ground temporary water supply system on Beard Ave from Beard Ct to Fuller St and on W 55th St from France Ave to Ewing Ave ongoing. This will allow the contractor to replace the existing watermain and services with minimal disruption to your water supply. The contractor will need access to your basement to finalize the setup. The contractor will be contacting you with a knock on the door or a notification on your door to set up temporary water service. Please check your front door frequently for time sensitive notices.
    • The watermain repairs and water service installation is scheduled to finish mid-July, weather permitting.
    • Sump drain installation is scheduled to begin the week of 7/5.
    • Parking restrictions are in effect for Phase 1. There is No Parking from the hours of 7 AM to 9 PM or until the contractor has noticeably left for the day.


    Have a happy and safe fourth of July!

  • Construction Update 6/25/21

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    Unfortunately, one constant with construction is schedule changes will occur. Construction was delayed last week. The contractor anticipates to begin the following construction activities during the week of 6/28 in Phase 1.

    • Replacement of deteriorating sanitary sewer manholes.
      • At select locations, you can expect limited access to your driveway for short periods while the contractor replaces the manholes. The contractor will knock on our front door to notify you of driveway access restrictions.
    • Installation of an above ground temporary water supply system on Beard Ave from Beard Ct to Fuller St and on W 55th St from France Ave to Ewing Ave.
      • This will allow the contractor to replace the existing watermain and services with minimal disruption to your water supply.
      • The contractor will need access to your basement to finalize the setup.
      • The contractor will be contacting you with a knock on the door or a notification on your door to set up temporary water service.
      • Please check your front door frequently for time sensitive notices.
      • The watermain repairs and water service installation is scheduled to finish mid-July, weather permitting.
    • Tree removal at select locations

    Parking restrictions are in effect for Phase 1. There is No Parking from the hours of 7 AM to 9 PM or until the contractor has noticeably left for the day.


  • Construction Kickoff-Phase 1 set to begin 6/21

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    Construction is scheduled to begin on 6/21. The following construction activities are scheduled to occur during the week of 6/21 in Phase 1.

    • Asphalt pavement reclamation.
      • This process grinds up the pavement and gravel underneath the road to produce a suitable recycled material to use as a temporary driving surface.
    • Installation of an above ground temporary water supply system on Beard Ave from Beard Ct to Fuller St and on W 55th St from France Ave to Ewing Ave.
      • This will allow the contractor to replace the existing watermain and services with minimal disruption to your water supply.
      • The contractor will need access to your basement to finalize the setup.
      • The contractor will be contacting you with a knock on the door or a notification on your door to set up temporary water service.
      • Please check your front door frequently for time sensitive notices.
      • The watermain repairs and water service installation is scheduled to finish mid-July, weather permitting.
    • Tree removal at select locations
    • Utility improvements

    Parking restrictions are in effect for Phase 1. There is No Parking from the hours of 7 AM to 9 PM or until the contractor has noticeably left for the day.

    We look forward to working with you throughout this important construction project.

  • Construction Kickoff

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    Construction is scheduled to begin on June 21 and the project area will be divided into two phases. Each phase is anticipated to last 10-12 weeks. Phase 1 will include West 55th Street, Ewing Circle, Drew Avenue (south half), Beard Avenue and Beard Court. Phase 2 will include West 54th Street, Drew Avenue (north half), Fuller Street and Abbott Place. Phase 2 is scheduled to begin mid to late July.

    We invite you to review this document which includes a project update as well as what to expect during construction. If you have further questions, please reach out to Edinah Machani.

  • CenterPoint Energy Construction Update

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    Please see the following update relating to the CenterPoint Energy gas main and service replacement project.

    1. CenterPoint Energy’s contractor, Michels Corporation, is scheduled to begin gas main installation on May 13.
    2. This work is occurring to replace old gas main and services prior to the City’s Creek Knoll A & B Reconstruction Project
    3. Work is anticipated to begin on West 54th Street.
    4. City staff will only be onsite for this work periodically to ensure the gas main is not placed in the way of future infrastructure
    5. For additional gas main and service replacement information and updates please visit CenterPoint Energy’s project web page

    CenterPoint Energy Creek Knoll Website

    Thank you.