Kellogg Boulevard Reconstruction Project
Contractor crews are installing foundation supports and constructing bridge substructures.
At Market Street Bridge:
- Fourteen micropile (solid steel bars drilled and grouted to depths as great as 90 feet) have been installed along the west and east sides of the new bridge. Work was slowed due to the deteriorated subsurface condition of the bluff, as well as the discovery of a (partially-abandoned) sandrock tunnel. Six micropile remain to be installed for the lower east abutment. This work will occur as soon as operations complete at the Saint Peter Bridge.
- West abutment reinforced concrete was poured to a height of 25 feet. Crews will form and pour the abutment cap, on which bridge beams will be placed.
- Roadway crews will form and pour curbs and pedestrian ramps as soon as bridge crews no longer need the area to safely perform abutment work. Pedestrians will then be allowed to return to sidewalks; the intersection will remain closed to vehicles.
At Saint Peter Bridge:
- Nineteen micropile have been added to the contract in three locations. The micropile will ensure that bridge loads are transmitted to competent bedrock in areas where unfavorable rock conditions were observed. Installation of the micropile is ongoing and will continue through August.
- Crews have formed and poured the majority of footings and walls for the north abutment and south pier wall. As micropile operations are completed in each of the three remaining locations, crews will complete pouring the substructures.
- Shoring and deck falsework will be installed beginning in the month of August.
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More than 80 years after its construction, the City of Saint Paul Public Works Department is reconstructing bridges along Kellogg Boulevard from Market Street to Wabasha Street. The $12 million construction project will begin on April 1 and last through November 2015.
This project will result in the closure of Kellogg Boulevard from Market Street to Wabasha Street, the southbound lanes on the Wabasha Bridge, and the Exchange Street viaduct for the duration of the project. Local access to parking facilities and businesses will be maintained throughout construction. Posted detours will redirect traffic along 7th Street and Robert Street.
Kellogg Boulevard in downtown Saint Paul is made up of several complex and relatively unknown bridges, which were designed to seamlessly integrate with the surrounding sidewalk, roadway, utilities and buildings. Originally built in the 1930s, these bridges now need to be replaced.
This is a complex project due to the location and intricacy of the bridges. Because of this, unavoidable and significant downtown traffic impacts are anticipated during construction. The City of Saint Paul is working closely with businesses in the area to effectively manage traffic, especially during the many events that occur at Xcel Energy Center, RiverCentre, and other nearby entertainment destinations during the summer.
For more information, contact the Bridge Division project team at 651-266-6224 or .