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Several streets in Eden Prairie will get repairs this summer. 

Several Eden Prairie streets will be under construction this summer for standard repairs, the city wrote in a post on its website.

The project is part of the city's program for keeping street repairs cost-effective and is scheduled to end in mid-August, the city's website says.

Portions of Mitchell Road, Technology Drive and Prairie Center Drive, as well as residential streets including parts of Barrington Drive, Pennington Avenue, Chennault Way and Pleasant View Road will be affected. Work on sections of Bennet Place and Darnel Road might require short-term street closures, the website says.

The repairs include curb and gutter repair, storm sewer catch basin and sewer manhole repairs, street patching and undersealing.

The streets were selected using a pavement management system that gauges what maintenance is needed and when, City Senior Project Manager Mary Krause wrote in an email to Eden Prairie News. Surveyors walk the streets to collect data on how the streets are doing and give streets a rating every three years.

Busy traffic and water can damage streets and require more frequent repairs, Krause wrote. In general, a mill and overlay — or removal and replacement of the top few inches of asphalt — is done 20 years after the street is first constructed, she added, but that can vary based on the area's soil composition, drainage and usage.

"As we look at the project area, we also try to be sensitive to neighborhoods and do similar work within a neighborhood at the same time rather than doing one street one year, the adjacent street the following year," Krause wrote.

The city is also asking residents to provide feedback on street conditions through Polco, a civic participation app, the city wrote in a separate post. The city is polling resident about street conditions throughout the city and in their neighborhoods as well as the ease of traveling around Eden Prairie.

Eden Teller is the multimedia reporter for Eden Prairie News. She's passionate about fostering productive conversations and empowering communities. When she's not reporting, she can be found reading a book, on a hike or tackling home improvement projects.


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