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.
  • CenterPoint Energy Begins Construction May 3

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    Please see the following updates relating to CenterPoint Energy's gas main and service replacement project.

    1. CenterPoint Energy’s contractor, Michels Corporation, is scheduled to begin gas main and service replacements on May 3.
    2. CenterPoint Energy's work is not part of the City's Morningside C Neighborhood Roadway Reconstruction contract.
    3. This work is occurring to replace old steel gas main and services prior to the City’s roadway and utility reconstruction project.
    4. Gas main and service work will NOT occur on West 40th Street, Inglewood Avenue, the north half of Grimes Avenue or the north half of Kipling Avenue.
    5. City staff will only be onsite for this work periodically to ensure the gas main is not placed in the way of our future infrastructure.
    6. For additional gas main and service replacement information and updates please visit CenterPoint Energy’s project web page.

    CenterPoint Energy Morningside Website

  • Road and Utility Work Estimated Schedule

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    The contractor estimates beginning utility work in June in the Morningside C work north of W. 42nd Street. The contractor plans to complete the utility work in the Morningside D/E project area south of W. 42nd Street before beginning work in the Morningside C area.

  • Private Sewer, Water, Sump Upgrades - OPTIONAL

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    Consider upgrading your service pipes and connecting your sump pump to the City’s storm sewer system

    Service Pipes

    Now may be the time to upgrade your sanitary sewer and water service pipes. Homeowners are responsible for the sanitary sewer pipe from the main in the road to the house and the water service pipe from the water shut-off valve to the house. Upgrading private service pipes is not required as part of the project; however, the age and condition of the City-owned utilities suggests that your service pipes may be nearing the end of their useful life. To find more information on this topic, please see utility upgrade letter.

    Sump Drain Connection

    Sump drain pipes will be installed behind the new curbs where feasible. If you have a sump pump that discharges into the street or the boulevard, we encourage you to connect it to the new sump drain pipe after it is installed. To find more information on this topic, please see utility upgrade letter.

  • CenterPoint Energy Begins Construction April 24

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    Please see the following updates relating to CenterPoint Energy's gas main and service replacement project.

    1. CenterPoint Energy’s contractor, Michels Corporation, is scheduled to begin gas main and service replacements on April 24.
    2. CenterPoint Energy's work is not part of the City's Morningside C Neighborhood Roadway Reconstruction contract.
    3. This work is occurring to replace old steel gas main and services prior to the City’s roadway and utility reconstruction project.
    4. Gas main and service work will NOT occur on West 40th Street, Inglewood Avenue, the north half of Grimes Avenue or the north half of Kipling Avenue.
    5. City staff will only be onsite for this work periodically to ensure the gas main is not placed in the way of our future infrastructure.
    6. For additional gas main and service replacement information and updates please visit CenterPoint Energy’s project web page.


    CenterPoint Energy Morningside Website

  • Construction Contract Awarded

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    The City Council awarded the construction contract to GMH Asphalt on April 4, 2023. Stay tuned for further updates regarding a construction start date.

  • April 4 City Council Meeting - Construction Contract

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    The City Council will meet on on April 4, 2023 to consider awarding a construction contract to GMH Asphalt. Stay tuned for further updates regarding a construction start date.

  • Additional Sidewalks Approved

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    Based on public hearing testimony, petitions, survey results and staff recommendation, the City Council approved the addition of sidewalks on Kipling Avenue, Monterey Avenue and West 40th Street on January 17.

    The location of the sidewalks are proposed to be along the west sides of Kipling and Monterey Avenues, and the south side of West 40th Street. See the staff report to council here.

  • Public Hearing and Assessment Update

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    The City Council approved the design and bidding phase for the 2023 Morningside C Neighborhood Roadway Reconstruction project on December 20, 2022, including an estimated $13,800 per residential equivalent unit (REU) assessment. The City Council asked Engineering to clarify the estimated assessment amount, why it’s higher than the 2022 Morningside D/E project and explain the next steps in the Assessment process. A very detailed memo can be found here if interested.


    The three primary reasons for the higher assessment amount for Morningside C are the size of lots that receive zero REUs, the lot density, and rising construction costs due to inflation.


    1. The lots receiving 0 REU’s are significant in size in 2023 compared to 2022. This creates less REU’s to spread the cost of the project.
    2. The lots in 2023 are larger creating less REU’s compared to 2022.
    3. The estimated costs between 2022 and 2023 include a larger than usual inflation amount.


    Morningside C Schedule and Assessment Next Steps


    1. December 2022 – February 2023 – Prepare final plans, specifications and estimate.
    2. March / April 2023 – Contractor bidding and City Council considers awarding a construction contract.
      1. Historically the estimated costs generally decrease during the bidding phase. Occasionally costs increase.
      2. The City Council could choose to not award a construction contract if uncomfortable with the estimated costs.
    3. April / May 2023 – Construction begins.
    4. Fall 2023 – Construction concludes.
      1. Historically the estimated costs generally decrease if changes or unforeseen conditions are not encountered.
    5. October 2024 – Final assessment hearing.
      1. Final assessment amount mailed to property owners.
      2. Payment options:
        1. Pay the entire amount within 30 days of the assessment hearing to avoid future interest charges.
        2. Pay a minimum 25% of the amount within 30 days of the assessment hearing and the balance rolls over to property taxes spread out over 15 years, with interest.
        3. Roll the entire amount over to property taxes spread out over 15 years, with interest.
        4. Payments may be deferred if you are 65 years of age or older and meet specific income requirements.
  • Public Hearing 12/6/22

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    The Engineering Study can be viewed here. To complete the public hearing comment form please click here.

    The Edina City Council will meet at Edina City Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., to consider the public hearing on roadway improvements for Morningside C Neighborhood Roadway Reconstruction. This hearing is being conducted under the authority granted by Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 429.

    This hearing has been called as a recommendation from staff. The proposed project would be constructed in the summer of 2023 with the assessment hearing occurring in the fall of 2024. The estimated cost is $1,843,818.00 and is funded by special assessment. The estimated cost per assessable lot is $13,800.00 per residential equivalent unit. The assessment can be divided over a fifteen-year period with interest accumulating on the unpaid balance.

    The area proposed to be assessed the cost of the proposed improvement includes the following:

    4200, 4224, 4308, 4324, 4408 and 4500 West 42nd Street, 4000 to 4124 Grimes Avenue, 4000 to 4020 Inglewood Avenue, 4000 to 4125 Kipling Avenue, 4000 to 4120 Lynn Avenue, 4000 to 4166 Monterey Avenue, 4001 Natchez Avenue.

  • Informational Video Presentation and Q & A Meeting

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    Please watch the informational videos about how projects are funded (special assessment and utility funds), a typical project timeline, how you will be impacted, how you can prepare, and more.

    You are also invited to ask City staff questions on Monday October 17 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM (no presentation) at the Weber Park Shelter Building, 4115 Grimes Ave.

    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.

Page last updated: 04 May 2023, 06:35 AM