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Published on June 21, 2024
Weather Delays Paving in Minikahda Vista, Construction and Yard Restoration to FollowSource: Unsplash/Fons Heijnsbroek

Construction delays have once again reared their head in the Minikahda Vista neighborhood, with the recent spell of rain pushing back the paving work initially set for the week of June 17. According to St. Louis Park, Mn, wet conditions have thwarted the contractors' plans, requiring dry, warm weather to prime the aggregate base for paving. Residents can expect the first lift of bituminous pavement to take place the following week, starting June 24, with the city promising to keep the neighborhood informed of the specific date once decided.

Following the completion of the paving, work will proceed immediately on yard restoration, which will revitalize disturbed areas. The contractor will place material, lay topsoil, and install sod. Originally scheduled for paving during the same period, preparations on Inglewood Avenue and 39th Street for future concrete installation have been making steady progress as weather permits.

Phase 3 is slated to start on June 26, with the stripping away of street pavement, curbs, driveways, and some sidewalk segments along specified streets in the neighborhood. In parallel efforts, Metro Transit has kickstarted its bus stop enhancements on France Avenue, a project distinct from the city's pavement endeavors, intended to improve bus stops south of 44th Street, as per St. Louis Park, Mn. To assist traffic flow during the upgrade, France Avenue between 39th Street and 60th Street in Edina will see the temporary installation of trailer-mounted signals, to be removed post-project completion, as Metro Transit orchestrates the southbound diverting traffic.