Morningside D & E Neighborhood Roadway Reconstruction

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

This project is scheduled for construction in 2022. The work typically includes:

  • Complete reconstruction of the asphalt pavement,
  • Full replacement of concrete curb and gutter and sidewalk,
  • Replacement of fire hydrants and watermain gate valves. The project will also include new water services between the main in the street and the property’s shut-off valve (curb stop),
  • Improvements to the sanitary sewer and storm sewer systems, including flood risk reduction improvements, and
  • Assessments to property owners for the roadway project costs, estimated at $9,300 per residential equivalent unit

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

This project is scheduled for construction in 2022. The work typically includes:

  • Complete reconstruction of the asphalt pavement,
  • Full replacement of concrete curb and gutter and sidewalk,
  • Replacement of fire hydrants and watermain gate valves. The project will also include new water services between the main in the street and the property’s shut-off valve (curb stop),
  • Improvements to the sanitary sewer and storm sewer systems, including flood risk reduction improvements, and
  • Assessments to property owners for the roadway project costs, estimated at $9,300 per residential equivalent unit
  • Construction Update 5/18/2022

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    Phase 1 Utility Work to Begin

    • The Contractor is scheduled to complete removal of concrete driveway aprons, sidewalk, and curb and gutter on 5/18.
    • Kusske Construction is scheduled to begin the watermain work on 5/19. During the water service replacements, check your front door for notifications of related to driveway access and temporary water shutoffs. The watermain work is anticipated to conclude around 6/1.
    • Please set out your garbage and recycling containers by 6 AM. We have encouraged haulers to arrive between 6 and 7 AM to avoid conflicts with the contractor and their operations.
    • Parking restrictions are in effect for Phase 1. There is No Parking from the hours of 7 AM to 9 PM (or until the contractor has noticeably left for the day).
  • Construction Begins!

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    Project Kickoff!

    • GMH Asphalt began work on 5/9.
    • The contractor is scheduled to reclaim Lynn Ave, Littel St, Oakdale Ave (both segments), and Branson St on 5/12. Reclaiming is the process of grinding the existing asphalt into an gravel base.
    • Removal of curb and gutter, sidewalk, and driveway aprons will begin as necessary in preparation for the underground utility work.
    • Watermain related work is scheduled to begin the week of 5/16.
    • We invite you to review this document summarizing what to expect during construction.


    As construction begins in your phase, we would like to continue to stress the importance of checking your front door daily for time sensitive notifications.

  • SMS Emergency Updates During Construction (Updated)

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    Text MSIDE22 to 57838 to receive emergency updates for the project area (i.e. emergency water shutoff or emergency road closure).

  • CenterPoint Energy Begins Construction April 4

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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 installation on April 4.
    2. CenterPoint Energy's work is not part of the City's Morningside D & E Neighborhood Roadway Reconstruction contract.
    3. This work is occurring to replace old steel gas main and services prior to the City’s project.
    4. Work is anticipated to begin on West 42nd Street between Grimes Ave and the St Louis Park Border (just west of Oakdale Ave).
    5. Work will continue on the remaining streets later in the spring.
    6. 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.
    7. For additional gas main and service replacement information and updates please visit CenterPoint Energy’s project web page.

    CenterPoint Energy Morningside Website

    Thank you.

  • Oakdale Avenue Street Width South of Branson Street

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    Oakdale Avenue between Branson Street and the dead-end south of Branson Street will be a 24-feet wide street with parking on only the west side of Oakdale Avenue.

    Thank you to those that responded to the questionnaire. 8 out of 9 returned questionnaires preferred this option over the 27-feet wide street with parking on both sides option.

  • Project Update - City Council Authorization

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    The City Council authorized the design and contractor bidding phase for the project on December 21. Preparation of final plans and specifications will be prepared this winter, followed by solicitation of contractor bids. We anticipate construction beginning in April or May 2022. The estimated preliminary assessment amount is $9,300 per residential equivalent unit, payable beginning in 2023 after construction is complete.

  • Estimated Assessment & Engineering Study

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    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. The estimated assessment amount per residential equivalent unit (REU) is $9,300.

    The Engineering Study can be viewed here.

  • Public Hearing - Dec 13, 2021

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    To complete the public hearing comment form please click here.

    The Edina City Council will meet at Edina City Hall on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., to consider the public hearing on roadway improvements for Morningside D & E 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 2022 with the assessment hearing occurring in the fall of 2023. The estimated cost is $2,285,103.00 and is funded by special assessment. The estimated cost per assessable lot is $9,300.00 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 to 4504 West 42nd Street, 4022 and 4100 West 44th Street, 4200 to 4411 Branson Street, 4206 to 4249 Crocker Avenue, 4201 to 4324 Grimes Avenue, 4125 Kipling Avenue, 4401 Littel Street, 4200 to 4247 Lynn Avenue, 4114 to 4501 Morningside Rd, 4200 to 4370 Oakdale Avenue, 4245 and 4248 Sidell Trail


  • Informational Video Presentation - Roadway Improvements

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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. Please also complete the online survey on whether you would attend a neighborhood wide in person Q&A meeting at a City facility. If favorable results are received, a meeting would occur in November.

    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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    Hello and welcome to Better Together Edina. This web page will be the hub for sharing information related to roadway reconstruction scheduled for 2022 in the Morningside D & E neighborhood. Important updates will be posted on this web page at various points during the Engineering Study phase. Anticipate weekly updates during construction in 2022. Key project milestones include:

    • June 2021 – Begin Engineering Study preparation
    • Summer 2021 – Informational video or similar. Format to be determined due to COVID-19
    • Nov. 2021 – Engineering Study complete
    • Dec. 2021 – City Council meeting to discuss authorizing project design
    • Mar. 2022 – City Council authorizes construction
    • Apr. 2022 – Construction begins
    • Oct. 2022 – Construction substantial completion


    More information regarding flood risk reduction in the Morningside neighborhood can be found here.

    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

Page last updated: 18 May 2022, 07:25 AM