Small Town Crew Does Big City Street Work in Edina
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By Echo Menges
The Edina City Work Crew is winding down from the 2022 summer street work season after paving approximately 21 blocks during August and September. Over the past two years, the crew has laid a total of approximately 42 blocks, which is rare and challenging for a town of this size.
According Roger Parton, Edina’s Superintendent of Utilities, next year, the city hopes to do double the number of streets being repaved to 42 blocks during the 2023 summer street work season making for a total of 84 repaved blocks over three years.
“The rest of the streets are not as wide as a lot of the streets we’ve done this year. That’s how we’ll be able to get so many done next year,” Roger Parton said.
Parton credits his crew for rolling up their sleeves and working hard daily to meet the lofty street paving project goals.
“I’ve got a good group of guys here, and they deserve a lot of credit for the hard work they do every day,” said Parton.