Eden, Arcadia, and Brookside Avenues Street Reconstruction

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The project would include the reconstruction of Eden Avenue from Grandview Square to Highway 100 including a roundabout at Arcadia Ave, replacement of existing concrete curb and gutter except adjacent to the Avidor, installation of new concrete curb and gutter, construction of new concrete sidewalks on the north side except adjacent to the Avidor and a shared-use path on the south side. It also includes improvement to the sanitary sewer, watermain, storm sewer, and street lighting systems. Street improvements will also be completed along Brookside Avenue from Eden Avenue to the Grandview Parking Ramp. These include concrete curb and gutter, utility improvements, street lighting, and bituminous paving.

The project is scheduled for two phases over 2021 and 2022. The west half from Grandview Square to approximately Brookside Ave will be constructed in 2021. The east half from Brookside Avenue to Highway 100 will be constructed in 2022.

The project would include the reconstruction of Eden Avenue from Grandview Square to Highway 100 including a roundabout at Arcadia Ave, replacement of existing concrete curb and gutter except adjacent to the Avidor, installation of new concrete curb and gutter, construction of new concrete sidewalks on the north side except adjacent to the Avidor and a shared-use path on the south side. It also includes improvement to the sanitary sewer, watermain, storm sewer, and street lighting systems. Street improvements will also be completed along Brookside Avenue from Eden Avenue to the Grandview Parking Ramp. These include concrete curb and gutter, utility improvements, street lighting, and bituminous paving.

The project is scheduled for two phases over 2021 and 2022. The west half from Grandview Square to approximately Brookside Ave will be constructed in 2021. The east half from Brookside Avenue to Highway 100 will be constructed in 2022.

  • Eden Avenue Construction Update September 21

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    Good News. The Eden and Arcadia Roundabout Project is wrapping up. The contractor will be installing pavement markings early next week. Look for the road to open to the public late next week.

    Bad News. Over the past 6-weeks, City staff has been holding back CenterPoint Energy and the developer at 4917 Eden Avenue or the old Perkins Site. Both need to close Wilson Road to install infrastructure for their respective projects; a gas main and sanitary sewer pipes. This closure will be signed and the detour route will utilize the new roundabout at Eden and Arcadia Avenues.

    Thanks for your patience as this project lasted a few weeks longer than hoped.

  • Eden Avenue Construction Update: September 8

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    Weather permitting, all concrete work on the project (except underneath the railroad bridge) will be completed by end of day tomorrow. We continue to work with railroad representatives to get the required agreements in place to complete that work. Because the schedule for receiving those agreements is unknown, the work underneath the railroad bridge could be delayed until next year. Regardless of when this work takes place, it will be completed without closing the road to traffic.

    Next week, the Contractor is planning to begin placing topsoil, installing signs, and placing seed. Once complete, the Contractor will be able to pave the final layer of asphalt, which is tentatively scheduled for the week of September 19. The pavement must cool sufficiently before pavement markings may be placed (typically several days) so expect that work to take place the week of September 26.

  • Eden Ave Construction Update - August 24

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    Concrete work is quickly coming together east of the railroad. Nearly all of the new curb and gutter has been poured and crews are scheduled to be on site this Friday, August 26th, to pave the first two layers (of three total) of new asphalt between Brookside Ave and the Our Lady of Grace driveway. Access to Brookside Ave will be maintained while the asphalt is paved, but there may be some delays for traffic/deliveries in the area while work in the intersection is completed.

    Work will continue next few weeks east of the railroad with pouring the new sidewalk, installing lighting and pedestrian flashers, paving asphalt, and restoring turf areas. The final layer of asphalt for the entire project area east of Brookside Ave will take place sometime within the next month or so.

  • Eden Avenue Construction Update, August 18

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    Weather dependent, concrete work will start today, August 18. The contractor intends to stay onsite until all the concrete curb and gutters and medians for the street and roundabout are completed. If weather allows, some paving could occur late next week to allow access to OLG for the start of school on August 29 from the northwest. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by late September / early October. The project team understands the impact to traffic this has had and are quickly trying to finish the project and re-open the area to traffic. Thanks for the continued patience.

  • Eden Avenue Construction Update: July 28

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    The contractor submitted a schedule update this morning. All underground utility work has been completed. If weather and operations hold, concrete curb is tentatively planned for the week of August 15 with the first layer of asphalt paving tentatively planned for the week of August 22. Note that in order to pour all the concrete prior to school starting, we will have to close Eden Ave to all traffic from Brookside Ave to Arcadia Ave to allow the concrete to cure. Details of that closure will be communicated as the schedule becomes known.

  • Eden Avenue Construction Update: July 22

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    The contractor has been back onsite this week. All underground utilities should be completed by the end of the week. Work will start on a large block retaining wall at the northeast corner of the intersection on Wednesday. There is a chance that if the installation of the wall goes smoothly, the project could be completed prior to October. Thanks

  • Eden Ave Construction Update: July 18

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    City staff continues to meet with the contractor to discuss schedules. Recall the project experienced a last minute, unknown electric power conflict. The utility company has been working on a relocation but due to staffing, workload and storm issues in the Midwest, they have only been onsite on a part time basis. The issue will be addressed soon but it has not confirmed yet that the old power line is dead. Until confirmation is received that it is safe to work, the project is on hold. Unfortunately, due to this conflict, the project lost 4-5 weeks of production time. This pushes the completion date to early to mid-October. This was not our original plan and the project team is sorry.

  • Eden Ave Construction Update: June 13

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    Public utility work has continued the last two weeks. All new water main on Eden Ave has been installed and crews recently completed the installation of the new underground stormwater management system located just east of Normandale Road. Unfortunately, work on site will slow over the next few weeks due to unforeseen private utility conflicts preventing any additional water main or storm sewer construction. The City, engineering consultant, and contractor are diligently working with private utility representatives to resolve these conflicts and schedule relocations as soon as possible that will allow construction to resume. It appears at this time that these relocations will not take place until early July, however. The contractor's crews have left the site and will return as soon as the private utility relocations are complete. All existing traffic control will remain in place during the downtime and the contractor will be checking it daily to ensure the project area remains closed off to the traveling public.

  • Eden Ave Construction Update: June 1, 2022

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    Good progress has been made in the last two weeks since the closure of the Eden Ave and Arcadia Ave intersection. All sanitary sewer and water main between TH 100 and Brookside Ave has now been completed. Work has also begun on the new sanitary sewer force main, which will connect into the new lift station and extend to the north along Arcadia Ave.


    During the overnight hours Thursday night into Friday morning, crews will work to connect the new force main into the existing force main. This work is required to be completed overnight because that is the time of the lowest flows in the system.


    Looking to the week ahead, construction will begin on the underground stormwater detention system (located in the southeast quadrant of the Eden Ave / Arcadia Ave intersection) and the retaining wall along the south and west property lines of the 5100 Eden property.

  • Eden Ave Construction Update: May 11, 2022

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    The Contractor will be finishing up the last of the public utility work under the railroad bridge in the next couple of days and getting the temporary access to Our Lady of Grace put back together with gravel surfacing. However, the schedule has changed slightly from last week.

    Pending weather the remainder of the week, the plan is to close Normandale Rd south of the intersection of Eden Ave and Arcadia Ave to all traffic beginning on Monday morning, May 16. Eden Ave will continue to be closed between Brookside Ave and Our Lady of Grace. Access will remain to Our Lady of Grace from the east only as is currently in place. However, parents who currently use Normandale Rd/the W Frontage Rd to get to Eden Ave will be guided via signs across Highway 100 at Benton Ave and then north on the E Frontage Rd. Refer to the attached map.

    Then, on Wednesday, May 18, the remainder of the Eden Ave and Arcadia Ave intersection will be closed to all traffic. All access to Our Lady of Grace will be via the temporary driveway (as it was earlier this spring) from the west only. This traffic pattern will remain in place through the end of the school year on June 2. The intersection is expected to be closed at least into the month of August.

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