2024 and Future Street Reconstruction Projects

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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 2024 and beyond.

2022 Project Pages:

Morningside D & E

Blake Road A, B, & C

2023 Project Pages:

Morningside C

Hello and welcome to Better Together Edina. This web page will be the hub for sharing information related to roadway reconstruction scheduled for 2024 and beyond.

2022 Project Pages:

Morningside D & E

Blake Road A, B, & C

2023 Project Pages:

Morningside C

Q&A

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    are you planning sidewalk for Fleetwood Dr 55439

    EITAN MEDINI asked about 1 year ago

    Yes, a 5' concrete sidewalk is proposed on one side of Fleetwood Drive for installation during the Prospect Knolls C and D road reconstruction project.  The sidewalk side will be determined the summer prior to road reconstruction.  See the Pedestrian Facilities Master Plan for reference.  

    Thank you. 


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    I am asking about the future project involving Barrie Road and other local streets planned for 2023. It appears from the drawing that a new sidewalk will be added on the east side of Barrie Road from Heritage Drive going down to join a short sidewalk starting just before an existing side walk connecting to 66th. Although 65th street does not appear to be part of the project, it appears that there is a new sidewalk planned on the north side of 65th to connect with an existing sidewalk that ends on on the east boundary of Fairview Southdale Hospital. No need to respond if my understanding is correct. This will greatly improve the walkability of the neighborhood. Much traffic going to Fairview Southdale turns right on Heritage rather than going all the way south to 66th and turning north, so having a full sidewalk in the neighborhood is needed safety improvement as the street is curvy and parking was just recently allowed on street in front of the Edina Towers. Keeping people on a sidewalk through that section reduces risk and encourages walking on a very high density neighborhood. Given our traffic volumes, thanks for doing the project. I was part of the Southdale area planning group. One idea that was discussed was using an existing city easement to continue 65th street all the way to Xerxes. This would allow people driving south on Xerxes to make simple right turn to go to Fairview Southdale. This could also be accomplished by turning on 64th, turning left on York and going one block to a new 65th street. Since the time of that discussion, a large housing complex went up on the NW corner of Xerxes and 66th. It is not clear how the coming to and leaving that complex will be accomplished safely. I would suggest that city might consider dealing with all the transportation issue of the entire section of the Southdale neighborhood. Just planning future possibilities, not increasing the scope of the project.

    Foreseer2 asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for the post.  You are correct regarding a planned Barrie Road sidewalk.

    Aaron Ditzler

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    Let's reduce the radius at street intersections to about 8 feet instead of the wide turns at about 32 feet currently used on 58th street. It would slow traffic speeds considerably at the corners...and yes the trash trucks would need to be careful but they seem to navigate the Minneapolis corners.

    John Hamilton asked about 2 years ago

    Thank you for your comment.  Our local street intersections are designed with a 20’ radius to accommodate turning movements for passenger vehicles, garbage trucks and school buses.  This allows vehicles to make the turn without entering the oncoming lane of traffic or jumping the curb and damaging lawns.

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    Who do I contact if I need handicapped accessibility during road work?

    Gail Moll asked about 2 years ago

    Thanks for the question.   

    Please reach out to coordinate access with our field inspector in the spring just prior to construction beginning.  We’ll mail a letter after the construction contract has been awarded by the Council.  That letter will include our field inspector’s contact information.  Or feel free to contact me directly. 

    Thank you, 

    Aaron

    aditzler@edinamn.gov 

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    Would it be possible to lay conduit for dark fiber optic cables while these roads are reconstructed? It would make it easier in the future to provide "fiber to the home" internet to homes, especially those in areas with underground utilities, while the roads are being torn up.

    mtdoyle asked over 2 years ago

    Good question.  Not necessarily.  Fiber optic conduit can be installed in the future by trenchless horizontal directional drill method with minimal disruption to the street pavement, turf boulevards, or other infrastructure in the right of way.  

    Thank you,

    Aaron

Page last updated: 24 Aug 2022, 03:50 PM