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In the 2017 Quality of Life survey, 54 percent of residents rated the quality of street repairs as “excellent” or “good.” While that’s increased from 38 percent since 2011, there is still room for improvement. To dive a little deeper into the subject, City staff would like to learn more about what residents think of street repairs in Edina.

Topic: Notification

If you had a street reconstruction project or street maintenance completed in your neighborhood, were you notified ahead of time? If so, how did you hear about it?

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Siobhan White 5 months ago

I can't speak to the notification, because our street (Zenith) was in progress when we moved in (Sept 2014). I can say that our block and the neighboring blocks did NOT get new curbs (only driveway entries) and it looks terrible. Other neighborhoods are getting new curbs for the entire block. I believe that we were all assessed the same amount, and we should get a refund for part of that cost, as we didn't get the same quality of work that other streets are getting. And, as i said, the old curbs look terrible. What happens in 10 years when they are crumbling? We can't afford to be charged again.

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Kaylin Eidsness admin 5 months ago

Hi Siobhan, Thanks for your feedback. Assistant City Engineer Carter Schulze can speak with you more about your project if you'd like to chat with him. Feel free to give him a call at 952-826-0443.

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Melissa Levy 5 months ago

We were never notified that our street was going to be paved. We now have at least a foot between the new road and our yard that needs to be filled with soil and have sod laid out.

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John Hamilton 5 months ago

At least for me, this isn't the right question. Edina does a wonderful job of notifying residents; that your strong suit. I think the issue is design and implementation of the Living Streets policy. I think the policy is very forward thinking, highly appropriate to our community, and well thought out...it just isn't being implemented in the design stage to the degree it might. Let's push the envelope instead of being overly cautious in using the tools that are available.

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Becky Blankholm 5 months ago

When the fire hydrant on the corner of 64th and Xerxes was to be replaced, a big sign was put up on the street, saying that the road would be closed for a week. This corner also happens to be a bus stop, which inconvenienced me for about 2 weeks, because the bus couldn't stop there, because construction wasn't finished. I'm disabled, so not having access to that bus stop was a big inconvenience for me

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David Frenkel 5 months ago

Speak UP, Edina is pretty useless given the small number of people that respond. Use Nextdoor.com

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Jon DeMars Victorsen 4 months ago

I am lucky to be a veteran of three street reconstruction projects. I was notified ahead of time by mail with adequate time to participate in the hearings and informational meetings, which were helpful.

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Carrie Carroll 4 months ago

I prefer more specifics. Sometimes we get emails that say work will begin "soon." There's an intersection being worked on that I drive through everyday. I had no idea it was happening nor do I know when it will be completed. There's a longer, more laborious alternative route, but I would use it had I known about this work going on this week!

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Gary Bartolett 4 months ago

Notification that our street would be resurfaced was well in advance and by letter. However notification on when it would happen was by posting on Nextdoor two hours after we heard the dump trucks going by at 6:30 on a Monday morning for the first half of the repaving and not at all for the second half. While what is going to be done may affect my wallet when it will be done affects my daily life. In our case notification was worthless as we woke up to a closed street with us inside it.

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