April 2017 — District construction projects are 85 percent bid and are running on-budget. For more detailed information on projects by site, click on links below.
Edina Public Schools publishes information about construction throught a variety of platforms and media, including individual school e-newsletters, postcards to targeted audiences, the districtwide In The Know community e-newsletter, Update in 80 video e-newsletters, and District news. The following is an online archive of such communications.
Pre-construction activities are happening at Cornelia Elementary in preparation for summer remodeling that is part of the Next Gen Facilities plan funded by the bond referendum, and mechanical upgrades that are part of the district’s deferred maintenance plan. Construction on those projects will begin June 2.
In order to help jump-start the work, two things will happen during the week of May 1:
Prep work has begun for construction on the relocation of the EHS tennis courts to the open field on the west side of Creek Valley Elementary. The work happening prior to the end of the school year should have little affect on families, staff or neighbors. Substantial construction work will begin after the school year ends.
Here is a rough timeline of how the project is expected to proceed (weather permitting):
April — Installation of safety and erosion control fencing around site and excavation of samples to verify soils
June — Phase 1: Significant site work will establish proper drainage with soil correction and installation of a storm retention system, followed by backfill t0 raise the elevation of the site by five to six feet. This work will result in about six weeks of heavy truck traffic on Gleason Road.
Mid-July — Phase 2: Construction of eight tennis courts will begin as soon as the earthwork is completed. This work should be completed in September. The courts then need to “cure” over the winter before the final playing surface is applied.
Summer 2018 — The tennis courts are expected to be ready for use.
Access to the driveway at Creek Valley’s main entrance will be closed to the public June 2-12, with limited access for the remainder of the summer. Families with children in summer programming will receive information about the drop off/pick up process.
Click here to see a rendering and site plan for the new tennis courts