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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.

How do you think street maintenence and street reconstruction projects should be prioritized?

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David Frenkel 3 months ago

The city needs to send somebody to a MNDOT class on street seal coating. According to MNDOT not seal coating streets reduces their life expectancy. St Louis Park is seal coating its streets north of Morningside today and they appear to be on a maintenance schedule for seal coating. Edina should have good public policy and not let the next election dictate public policy.

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Jon DeMars Victorsen 2 months ago

I believe Edina is doing a good job having independent consultants evaluate the residential streets for their condition, to decide priority.
The collector streets are just taking a horrible beating hauling out demolished homes and bringing back building materials; hauling out earth and broken up bituminous/blacktop and bringing back fresh concrete. This is especially true with the big and tall structures around Southdale. I am resigned to the likelihood we'll be in perpetual road repair...

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Carrie Carroll 2 months ago

We spend way too much money on consultants. I think the people making these decisions regarding which roads should be repaired and when should have to drive on these streets all day long like most of us do. The timing is often terrible... blocking traffic on two main roads. EX: 169 is shut down until October. Stop working on Gleason/Vernon and Tracy at the same time! As far as traffic calming solutions, they are dangerous during the winter!!!! They don't really stop people from driving fast; they just create aggravation which creates more road rage. I'm sure there are many details I am not aware of when it comes to repairs, however, I am impacted as are all my friends and neighbors, and the explanations lack substantial detail.

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Joe Hognander 2 months ago

Hansen Road from Vernon Avenue to Grove Street is a disaster and has been for many years. The last time I called about it, a person said there was no money to properly resurface it. The city has spent/is spending way too much on putting up unnecessary/redundant street signs and painting the streets rather than properly repairing the roads. It's time for the city's leaders to get out of their offices and drive around the community to see how bad the roads are in some areas.

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Mark Elpers 2 months ago

I'd like to see two projects prioritized: Interlachen all the way from Vernon to Excelsior Avenue and the approaches to the bridge over Hwy 100 on 50th/Vernon. As a cyclist, Interlachen has numerous seams that run parallel with the road between the car lanes and the shoulder. While there is enough shoulder space for good riding, these seams and other various potholes are very treacherous. I don't mind the high speeds and heavy traffic on this road, but the surface is dangerous and I really don't think people who only driver their cars on this road appreciate the cyclists perspective. As for 50th/Vernon over Hwy 100, the recent repairs made seem to have only been made to the vehicle lanes. Like Interlachen, the seams between the car lanes and the shoulder are deteriorating and create very deep grooves running parallel with the driving direction...very dangerous for cyclists. It just seems as though the recent resurfacing work was a stop-gap measure and did not result in a smooth surface on the shoulders both over the bridge or on the approaches to the bridge. Lest you think that you only receive negative input, Vernon Avenue from Hwy 100 all the way down to Old Shakopee road is excellent for cyclists and if that quality could be repeated across Hwy 100 and on Interlachen you'd really have something nice.

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