50th Street and Grange Rd Improvements

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The City Council approval of a development proposal at 4917 Eden Avenue has provided an opportunity for improvements to the transportation system near City Hall. Phase 2 of those improvements is tentatively scheduled for construction in 2024. The overview graphic shows the concept along 50th Street and Grange Rd.

The City Council approval of a development proposal at 4917 Eden Avenue has provided an opportunity for improvements to the transportation system near City Hall. Phase 2 of those improvements is tentatively scheduled for construction in 2024. The overview graphic shows the concept along 50th Street and Grange Rd.

  • Design and Bidding Update

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    The 50th Street and Grange Road Street Reconstruction Project design is nearly complete. 90% plans are being reviewed to ensure they are consistent with city standards and the East Grandview Transportation Study. Staff has been meeting with specific area residents working out project related details. The residents have been great and in most cases willing to provide additional easements for sidewalks. This will make the project better by allowing wider sidewalks that will feel safer. We appreciate the their willingness to work with us to make the pedestrian network better. Signed construction plans will be posted for bidding soon with an anticipated bid opening of March 8.

  • Changing Project Details - October 13, 2023

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    The Eden and Grange Roundabouts are complete. This page is transitioning to the 50th Street and Grange Rd Improvements scheduled for 2024. We've changed the title of the page and introduction graphic. Updates on that specific project will be found here.

  • Project Substantially Complete

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    The intersection project is substantially complete. Most construction operations have been completed. The project has a warranty period over the next two years. The contractor is required to maintain new landscaping and trees and near the end of the warranty period replace items that did not hold up or did not meet project requirements. A railing will be installed on top of the retaining wall near the new sidewalk. Railings have a long fabrication time. Those will be installed later this winter or spring. Thanks to everyone for their patience as we closed a very busy intersection for the summer. Thanks. Chad Millner, City Engineer.

  • Partial Intersection Opening Monday, August 28

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    The installation of two roundabouts, sidewalks, and other infrastructure is nearing completion. Staff has communicated and required the contractor re-open the intersection before Monday, August 28 for the first day of school. This is going to happen with some modifications.

    The contractor informed us yesterday that they need a couple more weeks to finish everything. We held steady that the intersection needs to open for school operations. We are requiring the contractor to have the intersection open during the AM and PM peak school times. Other times of the day they could close portions of the intersection to continue work. They also intend to utilize Saturdays and maybe overnights to finish.

    We told them they could do partial closures between 8:45 am and 2 pm & between 3:30 pm and 9 pm.

  • Project and Road Opening Update

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    The project is also processing well. The goal for the project was to re-open by Monday, August 28 for the first day of school. It appears that is going to happen. There has been a last minute utility conflict with the sidewalk on the south side of Eden Avenue between the MnDOT bridge and the first roundabout. This sidewalk and boulevard area work at this location may occur after the street is open to traffic if this conflict can’t be corrected very soon.

  • June 5 update

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    On Monday, June 12, the intersection of Eden Avenue and Willson Road will close to all traffic for the summer. A detour route will be signed utilizing 50th St, Benton Avenue, and the West Frontage Road. Access to northbound Highway 100 and local residents and businesses will be maintained. Traffic exiting Highway 100 will be routed to 50th Street as right turns onto Grange Road will be prohibited.

    Sidewalks will also be closed as it will not be safe to enter an active work zone. Please refrain from cutting through the active work zone. We continue to have problems with pedestrians and cyclist entering active work zones at other locations. This is not safe.

    The closure is anticipated to last until the end of August.

  • May 25th Updates

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    On June 30, Grange Road between 50th and the west City Hall Parking Lot exit will be closed for two weeks to complete a storm sewer connection and replace the concrete. The northbound highway 100 off-ramp will be open but traffic will be routed to Eden Avenue. Access to northbound highway 100 will be from 50th Street.

    Starting the first or second week of June, the Eden Avenue, Grange Road and Willson Road Intersection will be closed for the summer. Look for a signed detour route utilizing 50th Street, Benton Avenue and the West Frontage Road. Access will continue to be provided to local residents and businesses along the East Frontage Road. Sidewalks will also be closed as it will not be safe to enter an active work zone. Please refrain from cutting through the active work zone. We continue to have problems with pedestrians and cyclist entering active work zones at other locations. This is not safe.The closure is anticipated to last until the end of August.

  • May 18 Construction Update

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    The Eden Grange Roundabouts Project will most likely have some traffic control changes next week. There is a storm sewer crossing that needs replacement across Grange Road just north of the west City Hall entrance. The northbound highway 100 off ramp will be open but traffic will be directly south to Eden Avenue and detoured either east or west. Access to northbound highway 100 will be either from eastbound or westbound 50th Street. There will not be access from Grange Road to northbound highway 100 during this temporary work. The work is expected to last 2 weeks in order to install the new pipe and replace the concrete. Thanks

  • April 27, 2023 Update - Construction Starting

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    The Eden Grange Roundabout Project is starting on May 8. Willson Road will be closed south of Eden Avenue beginning May 8. Look for a signed detour route utilizing Eden Avenue, Benton Avenue and the West Frontage Road. Access will continue to be provided to local residents and businesses along the East Frontage Road. Sidewalks will also be closed as it will not be safe to enter an active work zone. Please refrain from cutting through the active work zone. We continue to have problems with pedestrians and cyclist entering active work zones at other locations. This is not safe. The work that is anticipated in May includes relocations of private utilities. Installation of watermain, and concrete curb & gutter.

  • March 21, 2023 Update

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    We opened bids last week and have a preferred contractor to complete the project this year. Staff is asking the City Council and HRA to approve contracts this week. A detailed construction schedule will be coming soon. Generally, Willson Rd south of Eden could be closed early May and the entire intersection closed early June after school is out for the summer. The project is required to be completed by the end of August before school starts in the fall. Thank you.

Page last updated: 08 Feb 2024, 06:08 AM