Edina, Minn., Dec. 10, 2020 – The traffic signals at 58th Street and France Avenue will be removed soon and reinstalled in the spring.
As part of the West 58th Street neighborhood reconstruction project, new signals were installed. Unfortunately, the signal pole bases were moved from their intended locations during installation. The signal poles are too close to the curb and will likely be damaged by larger vehicles. Following discussions with Hennepin County, the City determined the poles will be taken down until a redesign can be completed and the signals reinstalled at more appropriate locations. The signals will likely be reinstalled in the spring. Until then, east- and westbound West 58th Street will be controlled by temporary stop signs at France Avenue. North- and southbound France Avenue will be uncontrolled at West 58th Street.
“The France Avenue and West 58th Street intersection was a very challenging design due to the limited available right-of-way. We understand this error is significant and the lack of traffic signals is very inconvenient for vehicles and pedestrians entering France Avenue from West 58th Street,” said Assistant City Engineer Aaron Ditzler. “We suggest using alternate routes as access to France Avenue may be difficult. We apologize and will work diligently to rectify this starting in the spring.”
For more information on the West 58th Street neighborhood reconstruction project, visit BetterTogetherEdina.org/58th-street-reconstruction.