Morningside Flood Infrastructure Project

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The Morningside Neighborhood has several low and landlocked areas prone to flooding. Climate change has already increased the risk of flooding and will continue to do so. This project helps the community be more resilient to flooding. Project benefits are balanced across the neighborhood and there is no increase in risk to any property.

Ponds, pipes and a surface swale will be used to safely move and store floodwaters. An expanded pipe and swale will provide overflow from the Lynn/Kipling inundation area and the Grimes Avenue low point, and an expanded and reconfigured pipe network and minor grade changes will move water away from homes. Weber Pond and the Lynn/Kipling Pond will be expanded and lowered. About six acres of trees will be removed in Weber Woods to accommodate the larger ponds.

The flood infrastructure project also includes:

  • Natural resources restoration in upland areas.
  • Nature trails and bridge crossings at two locations at Weber Park.
  • Improved pedestrian access to the park with ADA-compliant trails in Weber Park.
  • Rebuilt sports fields in impacted areas with new turf and irrigation systems.

The flood infrastructure project coincides with planned roadway reconstruction in the neighborhood in 2022 and 2023.

The Morningside Neighborhood has several low and landlocked areas prone to flooding. Climate change has already increased the risk of flooding and will continue to do so. This project helps the community be more resilient to flooding. Project benefits are balanced across the neighborhood and there is no increase in risk to any property.

Ponds, pipes and a surface swale will be used to safely move and store floodwaters. An expanded pipe and swale will provide overflow from the Lynn/Kipling inundation area and the Grimes Avenue low point, and an expanded and reconfigured pipe network and minor grade changes will move water away from homes. Weber Pond and the Lynn/Kipling Pond will be expanded and lowered. About six acres of trees will be removed in Weber Woods to accommodate the larger ponds.

The flood infrastructure project also includes:

  • Natural resources restoration in upland areas.
  • Nature trails and bridge crossings at two locations at Weber Park.
  • Improved pedestrian access to the park with ADA-compliant trails in Weber Park.
  • Rebuilt sports fields in impacted areas with new turf and irrigation systems.

The flood infrastructure project coincides with planned roadway reconstruction in the neighborhood in 2022 and 2023.

  • Weber Pond grading

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    Weber pond grading is the next step and will take place over the next month. All grading and boardwalk construction will be done before spring. The City and contractor are monitoring vibration levels for the duration of the project. If the construction vibration in your area seems out of the ordinary, please contact Ross Bintner at 952-903-5713 or RBintner@EdinaMN.gov.

  • Boardwalk Construction Photos

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    December 8, 2022

    December 8, 2022

  • Lift Station Construction Photos

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    December 8, 2022
    December 8, 2022

  • Grading work to start on Lynn/Kipling inundation area week of 12/12

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    The contractor plans to start excavation in this area early this week, with hauling material planned for later this week.

  • Construction Update - December 12

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    The construction crew had a crane on site last week to start installation of a large stormwater lift station structure. Installation of the northernmost boardwalk has also started.

  • Construction Update - November 23

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    Xcel Energy is finishing up work on moving the overhead power line underground.

    Crews will begin to draw down Weber Pond this month to begin work on the stormwater pump station.

  • Habitat Plan

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  • Weber skating rinks and warming house will be OPEN this winter

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  • Construction Update - November 4

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    Grading operation in the northernmost section of Weber Park.

  • Construction Update - October 26

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    The project remains on track. Excavation and pond shaping in Weber Park will continue for a couple more weeks. Then, crews will transition to excavation and grading in Weber pond and the Lynn/Kipling inundation area over the winter.

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