Hennepin County will be performing temporary sidewalk/ramp repair at the intersection of 53rd and France this week, likely between Oct. 23 and 25, to address the pooling of water and improvement of access. The pedestrian ramps will be temporarily built up with bituminous asphalt (blacktop) so excess water can be carried away to the proper storm water drainage receptacle. The work is expected to take a few hours to complete.
Permanent concrete repair will be done in 2022 when funding is allocated for the France Ave Pedestrian Ramp Project. This interim repair is being done so that the water drainage is addressed as quickly as possible, not waiting 2-3 years.
After the work is completed, if you continue to notice an issue at France & 53rd, please contact Derek Sunstrom, ADA implementation engineer at 612-596-0379 or firstname.lastname@example.org.