Category Archives: Public Works

Water Tower Paint Job

Back in 1997, the City of Eden Prairie constructed the 2-million-gallon Market Center Water Tower which soars high above our commercial center near Eden Prairie Center mall. Since its initial construction, this water tower has been a cornerstone of our water system and has allowed our community to mature into the City that exists today. […]

Road Salt Rage

Back in 2010, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency more than doubled the number of Minnesota waters that are listed as impaired for chloride. A vast majority of that chloride comes from road salt, which is now considered a water pollutant. The chloride from the road salt enters our surface waters and groundwater after snow melts and is […]

What’s Next for South West Light Rail

There was quite a bit of activity related to the South West Light Rail Transit project this year. Earlier this summer, the Southwest Project Office (SPO) of the Metropolitan Council completed the preliminary engineering phase of the project. This then culminated with the cities of Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Hopkins, St. Louis Park, Minneapolis and Hennepin County passing resolutions […]

Last Call for the New Pedestrian and Bike Plan

A goal of the City since 2012 has been to create a new citywide master pedestrian and bicycle plan. Since receiving a grant from Hennepin County in 2013, we have spent much of this year developing this citywide plan to create safer, more navigable roadways, sidewalks and paths throughout the City. During 2014, the project advisory team analyzed […]

I Love Flashing Yellow Arrows

In my opinion one of the great inventions of the 21st century is the flashing yellow arrow left turn signal.    We have all had to sit at an intersection waiting to take a left turn with a red arrow.  The oncoming traffic has a green light but very little traffic is passing by.  I […]