Melody Lake A & B, Birchcrest C and Grandview A Neighborhood Roadway Reconstruction

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Melody Lake A & B, Birchcrest C and Grandview A 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 asphalt pavement,
  • Complete reconstruction of the concrete pavement with asphalt pavement,
  • Full installation or replacement of concrete curb and gutter,
  • Complete replacement of watermain and water services,
  • Improvements to the sanitary sewer and storm sewer systems, and
  • Construction of a 5-foot concrete sidewalk along
    • Hansen Road between West 60th Street and West 56th Street, and
    • West 56th Street between Hanson Road and Normandale Road
  • A preliminary assessment amount of $17,200 per REU (Apr 2021)
  • A revised preliminary assessment amount of $13,600 per REU (Assess Policy Revision Jul 2021)

Melody Lake A & B, Birchcrest C and Grandview A 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 asphalt pavement,
  • Complete reconstruction of the concrete pavement with asphalt pavement,
  • Full installation or replacement of concrete curb and gutter,
  • Complete replacement of watermain and water services,
  • Improvements to the sanitary sewer and storm sewer systems, and
  • Construction of a 5-foot concrete sidewalk along
    • Hansen Road between West 60th Street and West 56th Street, and
    • West 56th Street between Hanson Road and Normandale Road
  • A preliminary assessment amount of $17,200 per REU (Apr 2021)
  • A revised preliminary assessment amount of $13,600 per REU (Assess Policy Revision Jul 2021)
  • Construction Update 10/20/2021

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    Phase 1

    • The final asphalt layer on Hansen Road is scheduled to be paved on Saturday, 10/23. Check your front door daily for a notification on this work.


    Phase 2:

    • The final asphalt layer is scheduled to be paved on Saturday, 10/23. Check your front door daily for a notification on this work.


    Phase 3:

    • The concrete curb and gutter installation for the remainder of the streets is scheduled for 10/20 and 10/21.
    • Concrete aprons and concrete driveway replacements are scheduled to resume on Saturday, 10/23 and continue into the week of 10/25.
    • After the curb is installed, crews will begin grading the boulevards for topsoil placement.


    Phase 4:

    • The remainder of the concrete curb and gutter installation is now scheduled for 10/21. The driveway aprons, concrete driveway replacements, and sidewalk will follow the curb and gutter installation.
    • Boulevard excavation for sidewalk installation between Code Ave and the Frontage Road is scheduled to begin on 10/22. The driveway removal limits have been marked and saw cut.
    • During the sidewalk grading, crews will be preparing the boulevards for topsoil placement.


    Phase 5:

    • Hansen Rd street excavation is expected to conclude on 10/22.
    • Concrete curb and gutter installation will follow the curb installation in phases 3 and 4, and may begin on portions of Hansen Rd as soon as 10/21.


    Phase 6

    • Road reconstruction on Windsor Ave has been postponed for 2021. Work will resume in spring 2022. Stay tuned for a door notification on the subject.


    Phases 3-5

    • In lieu of dormant seeding this fall, the contractor may only place stabilizing hydromulch on the topsoil this fall and place seed in spring 2022. Stay tuned for updates.
  • Construction Update 10/15/2021

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    Phase 2:

    • The final asphalt layer will be paved the week of 10/18. Check your front door daily for a notification on this work.


    Phase 3:

    • Concrete driveway aprons and concrete driveway replacements are in progress on Code Ave, W 57th St, and part of Melody Lake Drive. These blocks are scheduled to have the first layer of asphalt paved on 10/15.
    • The concrete curb and gutter installation for the remainder of phase 3 streets is now scheduled for early in the week of 10/18.
    • After the curb is installed, crews will begin grading the boulevards for topsoil placement.
    • Topsoil placement on Dale Ave and Bernard Pl is complete and topsoil work will transition to the remainder of the phase after the concrete has cured.


    Phase 4:

    • The sidewalk excavation between Code Ave and the Frontage Road is still anticipated to begin the week of 10/18.
    • During the sidewalk grading, crews will be preparing the boulevards for topsoil placement.
    • The remainder of the curb and gutter installation is now scheduled for early in the week of 10/18. The concrete driveway aprons and concrete driveway replacements will follow the curb and gutter installation.


    Phase 5:

    • Storm sewer installation is anticipated to be complete before 10/19.
    • Street excavation continues on Hansen Rd, and is expected to be complete on 10/22.
    • Concrete curb and gutter installation will follow the street excavation, and is scheduled for late in the week of 10/18.
  • Construction Update 10/7/2021

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    Phases 1 and 2:

    • Brick/Paver replacement work in Phase 2 has been rescheduled to the week of 10/11.
    • 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 3:

    • Concrete driveway aprons and concrete driveway replacements are in progress on Code Ave, W 57th St, and part of Melody Lake Drive. Paving these streets with the first layer of asphalt pavement is tentatively scheduled for 10/15.
    • The concrete curb and gutter installation for the remainder of phase 3 streets is scheduled for early in the week of 10/11. Check your front door daily for time sensitive notices.
    • Following curb installation, boulevard grading for topsoil placement will occur.
    • Topsoil placement on Dale Ave and Bernard Pl is ongoing and will continue into the rest of the phase after the concrete has gained sufficient strength.


    Phase 4:

    • Sidewalk excavation began between Hansen Rd and Code Ave. The sidewalk excavation between Code Ave and the Frontage Road is anticipated to begin the week of 10/18.
    • During the sidewalk grading, crews will be preparing the boulevards for topsoil placement.
    • The remainder of the curb and gutter installation is scheduled for early in the week of 10/11. The driveway aprons and concrete driveway replacements will follow the curb and gutter installation. Check your front door daily for time sensitive notices.


    Phase 5:

    • Crews began installing new water services this week. Please check your front door daily for time sensitive notifications, as you will likely lose access to your driveway for a day during this work.
    • Once the water service installations are complete, Kusske Construction will contact you to coordinate removal of the temporary water service.
    • Storm sewer installation is scheduled to begin on 10/11.
    • Valley Paving will begin the road excavation of Hansen Rd the week of 10/11. This process involves removing poor soils and replacing them will better road base material. Check your front door daily for time sensitive notices, as you will likely lose access to your driveway for a day during this process.
    • Concrete curb and gutter installation will follow the street excavation.
  • Construction Update 9/30/2021

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    Phase 2:

    • Brick/Paver replacement work is scheduled to begin the week of 10/4.


    Phase 3:

    • The storm sewer installation and street excavation has been completed throughout the phase.
    • Concrete curb and gutter installation will begin on 10/1 (weather permitting) for W 57th St, Code Ave, and a portion of Melody Lake Dr. Check your front door for time sensitive notices.
    • After the curb is installed, crews will begin grading the boulevards for topsoil placement.
    • Topsoil placement is scheduled to begin the week of 10/4 on Dale Ave and Bernard Pl with remaining streets to follow.
    • The first lift of asphalt on Dale Ave and Bernard Pl is scheduled for Saturday, 10/2.


    Phase 4:

    • Sidewalk excavation is scheduled to begin the week of 10/4, with concrete work to follow after.
    • The storm sewer installation is complete.
    • Street excavation will be completed in the phase on 9/30.


    Phase 5:

    • The new watermain installation is in progress and is expected to be complete by the end of the day 10/1.
    • On 10/1, crews will begin installing new water services. The water service installations are anticipated to last through the week of 10/4. Please check your front door daily for time sensitive notifications, as you will likely lose access to your driveway for a day during this work.


    The City of Edina to Dedicate Yancey Park at 4:30 p.m. Monday, 10/4.

  • Construction Update 9/23/2021

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    Phase 3:

    • The storm sewer installation completion date has been extended to 9/28.
    • The street excavation completion date has been extended to 9/27.
    • Concrete curb and gutter installation will follow street excavation and is scheduled to continue the week of 9/27 on remaining phase 3 streets.
    • After the curb is installed, crews will begin grading the boulevards for topsoil placement.
    • The first lift of asphalt is scheduled for late in the week of 9/27.


    Phase 4:

    • Sidewalk excavation is now anticipated to begin on 10/4, with concrete work to follow soon after.
    • The remaining storm sewer installation is expected to be complete on 9/28.
    • Street Excavation is complete on W 56th St between Code Ave and Dale Ave. The remainder of the street excavation will take place the week of 9/27.


    Phase 5:

    • The temporary above ground watermain installation is in progress. Following sanitizing of the temporary system, Kusske Construction will be contacting you with a knock on the door or a notification on your door to set up temporary water service. Access to your basement is necessary to finalize the water connection.
    • The watermain installation is scheduled to begin the week of 9/27.
    • Water service installation will follow watermain installation and is anticipated to begin the week of 10/4.
  • Construction Update 9/16/2021

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    Phase 2:

    • Seeding and hydromulching is nearly complete. Turf restoration will occur at all properties following irrigation system repair completion.
    • Concrete driveway installation is expected to be complete on 9/18.


    Phase 3:

    • The storm sewer installation completion date has been extended to 9/21.
    • The street excavation completion date has been extended to 9/23.
    • Concrete curb and gutter installation will follow street excavation and is scheduled to continue the week of 9/20.
    • After the curb is installed, crews will begin grading the boulevards for topsoil placement.
    • The first lift of asphalt is scheduled for the week of 9/27.


    Phase 4:

    • Sidewalk excavation is now anticipated to begin on 9/27, with concrete work to follow soon after.
    • The sump line installation is complete throughout the phase. Storm sewer installation is expected to be completed the week of 9/20.


    Phase 5:

    • At the request of the USPS, your mail will be delivered and can be picked up at a temporary mailbox bank at the intersection of Grove St and Hansen Rd. If you have any questions related to mail service, please contact the USPS at 952-835-1150.
    • The contractor began pavement, curb, and driveway removals on 9/13.
    • Centerpoint Energy’s contractor will be complete with their gas main work on 9/17.
    • Watermain work is now expected to begin the week of 9/20. Please check your front door daily for time sensitive notices, as temporary water shutoffs will occur.
  • Construction Update 9/9/2021

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    Phase 2:

    • Seed and hydromulch installation occurred on 9/9. Helpful tips and a short video on growing green grass can be found here.
    • The remaining Grove Street concrete curb and gutter and concrete driveway work is scheduled for Saturday 9/11.


    Phase 3:

    • The sump drain installation is scheduled to be substantially complete on 9/10.
    • Street excavation on Dale Ave is complete. The Bernard Pl street excavation is expected to be complete on 9/10. Phase wide street excavation is expected to be complete on 9/21.
    • Concrete curb and gutter installation may occur on Saturday 9/11 along a portion of Dale Ave. On 9/13, curb installation will continue on streets where excavation is complete.


    Phase 4:

    • The watermain and water service installations are complete. Service disconnections from the temporary watermain and reconnections to the new main began.
    • Storm sewer installation is scheduled to begin the week of 9/13.
    • Sidewalk excavation on W. 56th St is expected to begin the week of 9/13.


    Phase 5:

    • The retaining wall installation is expected to be complete on 9/17.
    • The contractor will begin pavement, curb, and driveway removals on 9/13.
    • On 9/16 Centerpoint Energy will have a contractor on site to begin removing the old gas main.
    • Watermain work is expected to begin on Hansen Rd north of the railroad tracks the week of 9/13.
    • The modified Hansen Rd traffic plan will continue during the week of 9/13.
  • Construction Update 9/2/2021

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    Phase 2:

    • The contractor began placing topsoil. Seeding and hydromulching is scheduled for the week of 9/13.
    • The irrigation contractor began repairing damaged irrigation systems. The irrigation contractor will be leaving contact information to discuss the repairs. Please continue to check your front door for this information.
    • The remaining concrete curb and gutter and concrete driveway work on Grove Street is scheduled for the week of 9/13.


    Phase 3:

    • Water service installations are complete.
    • Storm sewer and sump line installation are scheduled to be complete by 9/15.
    • Street excavation is in progress on Dale Ave and will continue throughout the phase. The excavation work is expected to last through 9/15.
    • Concrete curb and gutter installation will follow street excavation and is scheduled to begin the week of 9/13.


    Phase 4:

    • The watermain installation is scheduled to be complete on 9/2.
    • New water service installation is scheduled to begin the week of 9/7.
    • Following the water service installation, storm sewer work is scheduled to begin the week of 9/13.
    • Street excavation is scheduled to begin the week of 9/13 or 9/20. Removals and excavation related to the proposed sidewalk east of Code Ave is also schedule for this time frame.


    Phase 5:

    • The removal of the existing Hansen Rd timber retaining wall near the CP Railroad tracks is scheduled to be complete on 9/3.
    • Retaining wall installation will begin on 9/7, and is expected to take 3 weeks.
    • See the modified Hansen Rd traffic plan for the week of 9/7 here.


  • Road Closure & Construction Update - 8/26/2021

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    All dates are weather dependent and subject to change.

    Hansen Road Closure (Phase 5):

    • Phase 5 is scheduled to begin on 8/30 with tree and other removals associated with the installation of a large modular block retaining wall on the west side of the 5700 block of Hansen Rd.
    • Both road and lane closures will occur beginning on Monday 8/30 for up to 10 weeks. The closures are required for the safe construction of the retaining wall and significant utility improvements. Traffic impacts include:
      • Hansen Road will be fully closed for both northbound and southbound traffic at the CP Railroad crossing.
      • Hansen Road will be closed to northbound traffic between Benton Ave and the CP Railroad crossing. One way southbound traffic will remain open.
      • Please follow the alternate route shown here.


    Phase 2:

    • The first layer of asphalt is scheduled for installation on Grove St, Bernard Pl, and Dale Ave on 8/27.
    • The contractor will continue preparing the boulevards for topsoil placement.
    • The irrigation contractor began making repairs to damaged irrigation systems. Please check your front door for time sensitive information. The irrigation contractor will be leaving contact information to discuss the repairs.
    • Topsoil placement is scheduled for the week of 8/30.


    Phase 3:

    • New water service installations are expected to be complete for by the end of the day 8/26.
    • Storm sewer and sump line installation is expected to be complete on 9/11.
    • Street Excavation is scheduled to begin on 8/26 for Dale Ave. The contractor will remove soils to a depth of 1 - 3 feet 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.
    • Concrete curb and gutter installation is scheduled for Dale Ave and Bernard Pl starting 9/8.


    Phase 4:

    • The temporary watermain installation is complete. Following sanitizing of the temporary system, Kusske Construction will be contacting you with a knock on the door or a notification on your door to set up temporary water service. Access to your basement is necessary to finalize the water connection.
    • The watermain installation is scheduled to occur the week of 8/30.



  • Assessment Update

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    The City Council formally approved the revised Assessment Policy on 7/21/21. The policy includes a 21.1% assessment reduction in year 1. Therefore, the revised estimated assessment amount for Melody Lake A & B, Birchcrest C and Grandview A is $13,571 per Residential Equivalent Unit.


    The cost of replacing poor soil under the proposed gravel base and installing public retaining walls has also been removed from the assessment amount. The year 1 reduction of 21.1% was the average for poor soil replacement and public retaining walls over the past 10-years of street reconstruction projects. The final assessment amount will be determined in fall 2022 after construction concludes and all project costs are summarized.


    Thank you.

Page last updated: 20 October 2021, 12:08