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.

  • 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

  • Construction Update 9/24/2021

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

    • Preparing the boulevards for topsoil placement, including removing debris and soils to a 6" depth, and any grading required to blend the boulevards into the curb began on 9/24 and is scheduled to continue during the week of 9/27.
    • Irrigation system repairs began on 9/24 and are scheduled to continue the week of 9/27
    • Topsoil installation will begin after the boulevard preparation and irrigation system repairs are complete.


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

    • Storm sewer installation is anticipated to be complete on Fuller Street on 9/24. Storm sewer work is scheduled to continue during the week of 9/27 on W 54th St and Abbott Pl. Lane and / or road closures are anticipated on W. 54th St. Expect limited access to other Phase 2 roads and driveways for short periods. The contractor will knock on your front door to notify you of the driveway access restrictions.
    • Roadway excavation is scheduled to begin later during the week of 9/27. 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.


    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

  • W 54th Street Road Closure - 9/23/21

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    West 54th Street will be closed between France Avenue and Beard Avenue on 9/23 from 7 AM to 6 PM for utility improvements. France Avenue can be accessed via West 53rd Street or Fuller Street.

  • Construction Update 9/16/2021

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

    • Asphalt driveway paving is complete.
    • Watermain improvements on W. 55th St adjacent to the France Ave intersection are complete.
    • Preparing the boulevards for topsoil placement, including removing debris and soils to a 6" depth, and any grading required to blend the boulevards into the curb is rescheduled to the week of 9/20.
    • Irrigation system repairs are anticipated to start the week of 9/20.


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

    • Storm installation and sanitary sewer manhole replacement is scheduled to continue during the week of 9/20. Lane and / or road closures are anticipated on W. 54th St. Expect limited access to other Phase 2 roads and driveways for short periods. The contractor will knock on your front door to notify you of the driveway access restrictions.
    • Watermain improvements on Fuller St adjacent to the France Avenue intersection and partial watermain improvements on Abbott Place are complete.
    • Water service replacements are scheduled to be complete by 9/17.


    US Internet

    US Internet plans to install fiber optic lines in the City right of way beginning in late September. 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 9/10/2021

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

    • The first layer of asphalt paving is complete.
    • Asphalt driveway preparation is scheduled to occur on 9/11 and pavement installation on 9/13.
    • Preparing the boulevards for topsoil placement, including removing debris and soils to a 6" depth, and any grading required to blend the boulevards into the curb is anticipated to begin on 9/11.
    • Topsoil placement is scheduled to begin end of week during the week of 9/13.
    • Watermain improvements on W. 55th St adjacent to the France Ave intersection are scheduled to occur on 9/14. Please check your front door frequently for time sensitive water shutoff notices.


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

    • Sanitary sewer manhole replacements are scheduled to continue during the week of 9/13. 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 your front door to notify you of the driveway access restriction.
    • Water service replacement and storm sewer installation is scheduled to continue during the week of 9/13. 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.
    • Watermain improvements on Fuller St adjacent to the France Avenue intersection are scheduled to occur on 9/14. Partial watermain improvements on Abbott Place are scheduled to occur on 9/16. Please check your front door frequently for time sensitive water shutoff notices.


    US Internet

    US Internet plans to install fiber optic lines in the City right of way beginning in late September. 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.

  • Emergency Water Shutoff on Fuller Street - 9/7/2021

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    Problems with a water service replacement require an emergency water shutoff this morning. The contractor is working as quickly as possible to restore water service, but it’s anticipated that the shutdown will last until 11 AM. Affected streets include Fuller Street between Drew and Beard Avenues.

Page last updated: 22 October 2021, 12:11