Morningside C Neighborhood Roadway Reconstruction

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Morningside C Neighborhood Roadway Reconstruction updates will be hosted on this project page. Check back for updates!

This project is scheduled for construction in 2023. The work typically includes:

  • Complete reconstruction of the asphalt pavement,
  • Full replacement of concrete curb and gutter is anticipated,
  • Complete replacement of watermain and water services is anticipated,
  • Replacement of fire hydrants and watermain gate valves,
  • Improvements to the sanitary sewer and storm sewer systems, and
  • Construction of concrete sidewalks along Kipling Avenue (west side), Monterey Avenue (west side), Inglewood Avenue (south / east side), West 40th Street (south side) as well as Lynn Avenue (east side) and Grimes Avenue where gaps in the sidewalk network exist on the east side.
  • A preliminary assessment amount of $13,800 per Residential Equivalent Unit was approved by the Council at the December 2022 public hearing. This $13,800 per REU amount has been recorded with Hennepin County as pending assessments for all impacted properties. Favorable bids were received. If unforeseen changes do not occur during construction, an assessment cost savings of up to 30% could occur.

Morningside C Neighborhood Roadway Reconstruction updates will be hosted on this project page. Check back for updates!

This project is scheduled for construction in 2023. The work typically includes:

  • Complete reconstruction of the asphalt pavement,
  • Full replacement of concrete curb and gutter is anticipated,
  • Complete replacement of watermain and water services is anticipated,
  • Replacement of fire hydrants and watermain gate valves,
  • Improvements to the sanitary sewer and storm sewer systems, and
  • Construction of concrete sidewalks along Kipling Avenue (west side), Monterey Avenue (west side), Inglewood Avenue (south / east side), West 40th Street (south side) as well as Lynn Avenue (east side) and Grimes Avenue where gaps in the sidewalk network exist on the east side.
  • A preliminary assessment amount of $13,800 per Residential Equivalent Unit was approved by the Council at the December 2022 public hearing. This $13,800 per REU amount has been recorded with Hennepin County as pending assessments for all impacted properties. Favorable bids were received. If unforeseen changes do not occur during construction, an assessment cost savings of up to 30% could occur.
  • Construction Substantial Completion Update

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    The project is now considered substantially complete. The contractor will address the following remaining items in the spring of 2024.

    • Sanitary sewer lining (winter)
    • Remaining Irrigation repairs
    • Topsoil regrading, seeding and hydromulch touch ups as necessary. The seeded areas will be monitored throughout the spring to ensure proper turf establishment.
    • Replacement tree and landscape plantings.
    • Warranty repairs

    The sidewalk snow and ice removal is the responsibility of the property owner.

    The City of Edina and GMH Asphalt thank you for your patience and cooperation throughout the 2023 construction season.

  • Construction Update - 11/9/2023

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    Project Wide

    • The final asphalt pavement layer is complete.
    • Topsoil installation will continue the week of 11/13, along with seeding. The seed will be evaluated in the spring for effectiveness.
    • Irrigation repairs have been suspended for the winter. If your irrigation system was not repaired, reach out to Nina for the next steps.
    • Landscape plantings and trees have been suspended until next spring. If you have not already done so, please reach out to Nina with any landscaping items remaining to be installed/delivered to your property in the spring.
    • Permanent signs and pavement markings are scheduled to be installed the week of 11/13.


    Kipling Ave and Grimes Ave

    • Sanitary sewer cleaning, televising, and lining will continue and is scheduled to be completed by the end November.


  • Construction Update - 11/3/2023

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    Phase 2: Monterey Ave and Lynn Ave

    • Topsoil installation will continue the week of 11/6, along with dormant seeding. The dormant seed will be evaluated in the spring for effectiveness.


    Phase 3: Kipling Ave and W 40th St

    • Asphalt driveway restoration is complete.
    • Topsoil installation will continue the week of 11/6, along with dormant seeding. The dormant seed will be evaluated in the spring for effectiveness.


    Project Wide

    • The final asphalt layer is scheduled for mid-week the week of 11/6.
      • Check your front door for parking and driveway access.
      • The asphalt can be driven on following final compaction rolling.
    • Irrigation repairs have been suspended for the winter. If your irrigation system was not repaired, reach out to Nina for the next steps.
    • Landscape plantings and trees have been suspended until next spring. If you have not already done so, please reach out to Nina with any landscaping items remaining to be installed/delivered to your property in the spring.


  • Construction Update - 10/27/2023

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    Phase 1: Grimes Ave and Inglewood Ave

    • Irrigation system repairs at corner lots resumed. Please contact Nina if you have issues with your system.


    Phase 2: Monterey Ave and Lynn Ave

    • Topsoil installation began and will continue the week of 10/30, along with dormant seeding. The dormant seed will be evaluated in the spring for effectiveness.
    • Irrigation system repairs began and will continue through the week of 10/30. Please reach out to Nina if your system has not been repaired.
    • If you had landscaping plantings, rock etc. impacted by construction, we need your help providing an itemized list of replacement landscaping items so the contractor can place the order with their supplier. Please reach out to Nina with details if you haven’t done so already.


    Phase 3: Kipling Ave and W 40th St

    • The concrete sidewalk is complete.
    • The base layer of asphalt is complete.
    • Asphalt driveway restoration is complete.
      • Full asphalt driveways being done by private contract are scheduled to be completed the week of 10/30.
    • Irrigation system repairs began and will continue through the week of 10/30. Please reach out to Nina if your system has not been repaired.
    • Topsoil installation began and will continue the week of 10/30, along with dormant seeding. The dormant seed will be evaluated in the spring for effectiveness.
    • If you had landscaping plantings, rock etc. impacted by construction, we need your help providing an itemized list of replacement landscaping items so the contractor can place the order with their supplier. Please reach out to Nina with details if you haven’t done so already.


    Project Wide

    • The final asphalt layer is scheduled for mid-week the week of 11/6.


  • Construction Update - 10/20/2023

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    Phase 1: Grimes Ave and Inglewood Ave

    • Irrigation system repairs are complete, except for a select few corner lots where additional construction remains. Please contact Nina if you have issues with your system.


    Phase 2: Monterey Ave and Lynn Ave

    • The sidewalk installation is complete.
    • Topsoil installation began and will continue the week of 10/23.
    • Irrigation system repairs will begin the week of 10/23. Please reach out to Nina if your system has not been repaired.
    • If you had landscaping plantings, rock etc. impacted by construction, we need your help providing an itemized list of replacement landscaping items so the contractor can place the order with their supplier. Please reach out to Nina with details if you haven’t done so already.


    Phase 3: Kipling Ave and W 40th St

    • Concrete curb and gutter, driveway aprons, and concrete driveways are complete.
    • Concrete sidewalk began and will continue the week of 10/23.
    • The base layer of asphalt is scheduled for Saturday, 10/21.
      1. Work will begin at 7 AM. Please check your front door for notice and where to park your vehicle if it is needed during the day.
      2. The asphalt may be driven on following final compaction rolling.
      3. Asphalt driveway restoration is scheduled for middle of the week of 10/23.
    • Topsoil installation will begin following concrete sidewalk completion.
    • If you had landscaping plantings, rock etc. impacted by construction, we need your help providing an itemized list of replacement landscaping items so the contractor can place the order with their supplier. Please reach out to Nina with details if you haven’t done so already.


    Project Wide

    • The remaining concrete sidewalk is scheduled to be completed the week of 10/23.
    • The final asphalt layer is tentatively scheduled for the week of 11/6.


  • Construction Update - 10/13/2023

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    Phase 1: Grimes Ave and Inglewood Ave

    • Irrigation system repairs are complete, except for a select few corner lots where additional construction remains. Please contact Nina if you have issues with your system.
    • The final layer of asphalt will be completed once all 3 phases of the project are complete, tentatively scheduled for late October.


    Phase 2: Monterey Ave and Lynn Ave

    • Partial sidewalk installation occurred on Lynn Ave. The remaining sidewalk installation on Lynn Ave and Monterey Ave is tentatively scheduled for the week of 10/16.
    • Topsoil installation began and will continue after completion of sidewalk installation.
    • Irrigation system repairs began on the non-sidewalk side of the street. Please reach out to Nina if your system has not been repaired.
      • Irrigation system repairs will be completed on the sidewalk side of the street after the concrete walk is complete.
    • If you had landscaping plantings, rock etc. impacted by construction, we need your help providing an itemized list of replacement landscaping items so the contractor can place the order with their supplier. Please reach out to Nina with details if you haven’t done so already.


    Phase 3: Kipling Ave and W 40th St

    • Excluding a few areas, concrete curb and gutter, driveway aprons, and concrete driveways are complete.
    • Concrete sidewalk is tentatively scheduled the week of 10/23.
    • The base layer of asphalt is tentatively scheduled for late week of 10/16 or week of 10/23.
    • If you had landscaping plantings, rock etc. impacted by construction, we need your help providing an itemized list of replacement landscaping items so the contractor can place the order with their supplier. Please reach out to Nina with details if you haven’t done so already.


  • Construction Update - 10/6/2023

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    Phase 1: Grimes Ave and Inglewood Ave

    • Irrigation system repairs are complete, except for a select few corner lots where additional construction remains. Please contact Nina if you have issues with your system.
    • The final layer of asphalt will be completed once all 3 phases of the project are complete, tentatively scheduled for late October.


    Phase 2: Monterey Ave and Lynn Ave

    • Partial sidewalk installation occurred on Lynn Ave. The remaining sidewalk installation on Lynn Ave and Monterey Ave is tentatively scheduled for mid-October.
    • Topsoil installation began and will continue after completion of sidewalk installation.
    • Irrigation system repairs began on the non-sidewalk side of the street. Please reach out to Nina if your system has not been repaired.
      • Irrigation system repairs will be completed on the sidewalk side of the street after the concrete walk is complete.
    • If you had landscaping plantings, rock etc. impacted by construction, we need your help providing an itemized list of replacement landscaping items so the contractor can place the order with their supplier. Please reach out to Nina with details if you haven’t done so already.


    Phase 3: Kipling Ave and W 40th St

    • All utility work is substantially complete.
    • Roadway excavation on W 40th St is complete. Roadway excavation on Kipling Ave is scheduled to be complete on 10/6.
    • Concrete curb and gutter is scheduled for the week of 10/9.
    • Concrete driveway aprons, concrete driveways, and concrete sidewalk are tentatively scheduled to follow curb installation the week of 10/9.
    • The base layer of asphalt is tentatively scheduled for mid-late October.
    • If you had landscaping plantings, rock etc. impacted by construction, we need your help providing an itemized list of replacement landscaping items so the contractor can place the order with their supplier. Please reach out to Nina with details if you haven’t done so already.


  • Construction Update - 9/29/2023

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    Phase 1: Grimes Ave and Inglewood Ave

    • Irrigation system repairs are complete, except for a select few corner lots where additional construction remains. Please contact Nina if you have issues with your system.
    • The final layer of asphalt will be completed once all 3 phases of the project are complete, tentatively scheduled for mid-late October.


    Phase 2: Monterey Ave and Lynn Ave

    • Asphalt driveway tie-ins are complete.
    • Partial sidewalk installation occurred on Lynn Ave. The remaining sidewalk installation on Lynn Ave and Monterey Ave is tentatively scheduled for early October.
    • Topsoil installation began and will continue after completion of sidewalk installation.
    • Irrigation system repairs began on the non-sidewalk side of the street. Please reach out to Nina if your system has not been repaired.
      • Irrigation system repairs will be completed on the sidewalk side of the street after the concrete walk is complete.
    • If you had landscaping plantings, rock etc. impacted by construction, we need your help providing an itemized list of replacement landscaping items so the contractor can place the order with their supplier. Please reach out to Nina with details.


    Phase 3: Kipling Ave and W 40th St

    • All utility work is substantially complete.
    • Roadway excavation on W 40thSt is complete. Roadway excavation on Kipling Ave is tentatively scheduled to begin the week of 10/2.
      • Roadway excavation on the south half of Kipling Ave is expected to be deep. Please check your front door daily for roadway impacts and temporary loss of driveway access.
    • Concrete curb and gutter is scheduled for the week of 10/9.
    • The base layer of asphalt is tentatively scheduled for late October.


  • Growing Green Grass

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    The turf contractor has applied topsoil, seed and fertilizer to disturbed areas. Tips to help grass grow can be found in this video and briefly summarized below.

    • Water - While the contractor is responsible to establish the turf for 90 days, your assistance during this period will help establish the turf more quickly. It is just as important to not over-water the new seed as it is to water the seed. The mulch bed should be moist but not over watered. Continue to water even after grass looks established.
      • The University of Minnesota suggests watering 2-3 times per day, 10-15 minutes per time. for a total of 1” of water weekly, the first three weeks. Followed by every other day watering for a total of 1” of water weekly the following three weeks.
    • Fertilize - A commercial fertilizer is applied with the hydroseed. Additional fertilizer and herbicides are not recommended during the initial year of seeding as they can have damaging effects on grass sprouts.
    • Mowing - Do not mow new grass until it is 6" high. When grass reaches this height, mow at the highest setting. Cut with this setting for the first few months, even after grass looks established. Do not collect clippings as they help feed the soil while grass develops. Please pass along the mowing recommendations to your lawn care service if you have one.
    • Weeding - The contractor is responsible for establishing turf free of weeds. During the initial establishment period, weeding is the responsibility of the contractor, not the residents.
    • Preventing Future Weeds - Weeds will likely appear with new grass. Properly watered, mowed and fertilized grass will prevent weeds from gaining a stronghold.


    Turf establishment takes time. The City will continue to review the turf in the project area next spring to ensure proper growth.


  • Construction Update - 9/22/2023

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    Phase 1: Grimes Ave and Inglewood Ave

    • Topsoil installation, seeding, and hydro mulch is complete. The contractor will begin watering to support seed growth.
    • Irrigation system repairs are complete, except for a select few corner lots where additional construction remains. Please contact Nina if you have issues with your system.
    • The final layer of asphalt will be completed once all 3 phases of the project are complete, tentatively scheduled for mid-late October.


    Phase 2: Monterey Ave and Lynn Ave

    • The base layer of asphalt is complete.
    • Asphalt driveway tie-ins will be complete by 9/22.
      • New asphalt driveways can be driven on after about one hour once final rolling is completed.
    • The remaining sidewalk installation is tentatively scheduled for early October but could occur sooner.
    • If you had landscaping plantings, rock etc. impacted by construction, we need your help providing an itemized list of replacement landscaping items so the contractor can place the order with their supplier. Please reach out to Nina with details.


    Phase 3: Kipling Ave and W 40th St

    • Water service replacements are complete. All properties have been restored to permanent water main service.
    • Storm improvements on Kipling Ave are complete. Sump drain installation work began late this week, and may continue into the week of 9/25.
    • Roadway excavation on W 40thSt is complete. Roadway excavation on Kipling Ave is tentatively scheduled to begin the week of 9/25.
      • Roadway excavation on the south half of Kipling Ave is expected to be deep. Please check your front door daily for roadway impacts and temporary loss of driveway access.
    • Concrete curb and gutter is scheduled for the week of 10/2.
    • The base layer of asphalt is tentatively scheduled for mid to late October.


Page last updated: 28 Dec 2023, 01:31 PM