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.

If you’ve previously reported a pothole or another needed street repair, how did you go about doing so? How was the process? How was the response time?

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Kathy Robison at July 07, 2017 at 10:30am CDT

I've never asked for repairs because I thought the city was responsible for handling the road maintenance. That said, I have lived in Edina for 30 years and while the city has annually filled in potholes on my street, the street has consistently deteriorated over the years and is currently in very bad (albeit patched) shape. What is the process for reporting this?

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Claudia Pennella at July 07, 2017 at 1:15pm CDT

I have reported several times that there were huge potholes along the sides of the road....water running down View Ln eroding the tar. The potholes and pavement cave in are terrible. I called and talked to mgr. He stated that our street "Had been recently paved" so we were not "on the books" for anything else. After asking EVERY neighbor on the block, none of them ever saw a re-pavement here. (Thought I might have missed it over a long weekend:(. This street is a mess. Cars run up on all front yards to park. Street is washed away from the drainage out of two homes built below the water table. The additional traffic over the last 6 months has taken its toll. Yet we are building a bike trail? How does that work? I was called back within 72 hours but after I challenged the inaccurate facts I never heard back. Someone needs to check and report their findings.

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Becky Blankholm at July 07, 2017 at 2:03pm CDT

I've only lived in Edina for a year, and haven't yet reported the condition of the intersection near where I live, but I see that the intersection has been patched many times and yet there are very large potholes that need repair. The whole intersection needs to be resurfaced.

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Jon DeMars Victorsen at July 09, 2017 at 6:42pm CDT

I have used the Edina To Go app on my phone to report non-emergency problems. With one exception, response time was good. The "Clearview" issue which I felt was dangerous was ignored, in my opinion. I am unaware that any accidents occurred, which is fortunate.

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Bob De brey at July 13, 2017 at 2:05pm CDT

We have lived in Edina for 40+ years and know the City prides itself on maintained cleanliness and sparkle. However, within the past year or so the Maintenance Dept. has acquired a new machine to facilitate street crack and pothole repair. This machine "sprays" asphalt material into the concrete deformity for rapid repair. In doing so, BLACK asphaltic tar is sprayed onto a much larger area than the crack or hole itself (2-3 times larger), leaving a huge, high contrast "scar" on the light-gray colored street. The result is very unsightly and greatly degrades the appearance of our streets and thus, the look of our city. We pay dearly in taxes to create our roadways. Why is the maintenance department degrading the appearance of our streets with this machine?

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