2021 Street Improvement Project

The 2021 Local Street Improvement Project, City Project 02-21, was initiated by the City Council at their September 21, 2020, regular City Council meeting. Improvements proposed for construction in 2021 include the following:

  • Full Depth Reclamation (FDR), addition of concrete curb and gutter, and bituminous paving of Stonebridge Road, Stonebridge Circle, Loring Drive, and Minneapolis Avenue
  • Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) and bituminous paving of Hardscrabble Circle and Hardscrabble Road N
  • Utility Improvements consisting of enhancements to stormwater drainage, minor repairs to the watermain and sanitary sewer systems, replacement of two four-inch sanitary sewer forcemains along Hardscrabble Circle and Hardscrabble Road North, replacement of Lift Station #3 and the forcemain along Minneapolis Avenue, and the adjustment of valve boxes and manhole rings and castings.

Project Updates

Project update June 11, 2021

Work planned for the week of June 14, 2021:

The utility contractor plans to start work in the Hardscrabble Circle and Hardscrabble Road North area early in the week.  Work will include mobilizing equipment to the site, setting up traffic control, delivering material shipments of pipe, and beginning to fuse the pipe segments into longer segments that can then be installed in the ground via drilling.  Prior to drilling, the contractor will remove certain areas of pavement within the roadway, and begin small excavations.  These areas may be about 10 feet by 10 feet, and traffic flow is expected to be maintained around them.  Please exercise caution when driving along these roads when construction is actively occurring.

Work on the 2021 MSA Street Improvement Project, City Project 01-21 will begin in late June, early July and will take approximately six weeks to complete and include:

  • Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) of Sunnyfield Road from Langewood Drive to the west end of the paved section,
  • Mill and Overlay of Langewood Drive,
  • Repaving the trail on the south side of Sunnyfield Road, and
  • Miscellaneous utility improvements, including installation or replacement of storm sewer and installation of inflow and infiltration (I&I) barriers in the sanitary sewer manholes along Langewood Drive.

The road will remain open to traffic however motorists should expect delays as the road will be reduced to one lane in order for the contractor to install the improvements. 

Project Update June 2, 2021

A construction newsletter will be send out June 2, 2021 (see below.)

2021 Project Resident Newsletter

2021 Project Phasing Map

Project Update: May 17, 2021 

Notice of assessment letters were sent out to residents on Friday, May 14.  There was an error when the letters were placed in the envelopes where the address on the letter did not match the envelope address.  New, corrected letters will be mailed on Monday, 5/17.

Please recycle the original letter and reach out to Adam Gadbois, Assistant City Engineer, at 612-214-2081 with any questions.

May 12, 2020- Assessments

Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Notice

The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) is reviewing permit application #21-136 for compliance with District rules. The City of Minnetrista is proposing road and storm sewer improvements at various locations on Halsted Road, Hardscrabble Point Road, Loring Drive, Stonebridge Road, and Minneapolis Avenue (please see site plans for specific project locations). The MCWD reviews the project under out Erosion Control, Waterbody Crossings & Structures, Wetland Protection rule. The project meets all District standards and rules.

Permits are reviewed by staff for compliance with District rules. Interested parties may request that the permit be considered by the Board of Managers, request for Board consideration must be submitted to Abigail Ernst via email prior to 4:30PM, May 19th, 2021.

Address: Various locations in Minnetrista (please see site plans for specific project locations).

Name of Applicant: City of Minnetrista

Staff Contact Information: aernst@minnehahacreek.org

21-136 Permit Posting

Project Update March 31, 2021:

Bids for the project were opened on March 16, 2021, and only 3 bids were received and were higher than the budgeted amount.  The City Council held a special meeting on March 25, 2021, and decided to split the project into a street improvement project and a utility improvement project (CP 02a-21 and CP 04-21, respectively).  The projects will be re-bid on April 21, 2021, and April 28, 2021, and the City Council will review the bids and consider award of both projects on May 3, 2021.  Residents will receive an invite to an assessment hearing and receive a construction newsletter detailing the schedule and construction information in mid-May.  Should the projects move forward, the assessment hearing will be held on June 7, 2021.


Tentative Project Schedule:

  • Neighborhood Meeting : October 5, 2020
  • Accept Feasibility Report / Call Public Hearing: December 7, 2020
  • Public Hearing / Council Auth. Prep. of Plans and Specifications: January 4 & January 19, 2021
  • Open Bids: March 16, 2021
  • Council Orders Assessment Hearing, Accepts Bids and Awards Contract: April 5, 2021
  • Assessment Hearing: May 3, 2021 
  • Begin Construction: Late May / Early June 2021
  • Substantial Construction Completion* : Late September 2021
  • Final Construction Completion (Final Lift of Bituminous Wear Course)*: Late October 2021

Helpful Links: 

2021 Street Improvement Neighborhood Meeting- October 5, 2020 Work Session

Neighborhood Meeting Letter

2021 Street Improvement Project Neighborhood Meeting Power point