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 Code Avenue

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 Code Avenue
  • Estimated Assessment Update

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    30 Nov 2020

    The City hired Nagell Appraisal Inc. to prepare a letter report providing a preliminary opinion of market benefit for similar properties in the neighborhood. The letter report is available for viewing in the document library located here.

    Although the preliminary assessment amount of $24,200 per residential equivalent unit (REU) is within the improvement benefit range of $15,000 to $25,000 for single family residential properties, the actual assessment amount may be less for the following reasons.

    • 15% construction contingency is included in the estimate. The contingency funds may not be necessary.
    • Below average soil conditions exist under the pavement and gravel base throughout the neighborhood. Estimated assessments include costs for replacement of all poor soils with more stable soils. Less soil replacement may be necessary.
    • A favorable bidding environment may lead to lower construction costs.

    The project Public Hearing, including estimated assessment amounts, will begin on December 7 at 6 PM. To comment, please click on the Public Hearing tab.

  • Engineering Study

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    30 Nov 2020

    The Engineering Study can be viewed here.

  • Informational Video Presentation - Roadway Improvements

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    26 Aug 2020

    Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, a neighborhood meeting will not be held this summer. Therefore, please watch the informational videos on the right side of this web page to learn how projects are funded (special assessment and utility funds), a typical project timeline, how you will be impacted, how you can prepare, and more.

    We hope you find these videos informative, and we anticipate they will generate questions. Your questions can be submitted on this web page, or you can reach out to us by email or phone.

  • Welcome!

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    22 Jun 2020

    Hello and welcome to Better Together Edina. This web page will be the hub for sharing information related to roadway reconstruction scheduled for 2021 in the Melody Lake A & B, Birchcrest C and Grandview A neighborhoods. Important updates will be posted on this web page at various points during the Engineering Study phase. Anticipate weekly updates during construction in 2021. Key project milestones include:

    • June 2020 – Begin Engineering Study preparation
    • Summer 2020 – Informational video or similar. Format to be determined due to COVID-19
    • Nov. 2020 – Engineering Study complete
    • Dec. 2020 – City Council meeting to discuss authorizing project design
    • Mar. 2021 – City Council authorizes construction
    • Apr. 2021 – Construction begins
    • Oct. 2021 – Construction substantial completion

    Feel free to call or email me with your project questions, or you can post questions on this website.

    We look forward to assisting and keeping you informed with this project.

    Aaron Ditzler