Downtown Kellogg Bridge Replacements
KELLOGG BLVD. BRIDGES SCHEDULED TO BE REPLACED
Updated October 16, 2014
Kellogg Boulevard in downtown Saint Paul boasts several complex and relatively unknown bridges along the Mississippi River bluff. Two such structures, originally built around 1930, are at the end of their useful lives and scheduled to be replaced in the 2015 construction season. Due to the complexity and location of the bridges, unavoidable and significant downtown traffic impacts are anticipated during construction.
The bridges of Kellogg Boulevard are hardly evident to the traveling public. Each structure is of unique design and abuts (often seamlessly) with surrounding sidewalk, roadway, utilities and buildings. This interface is the result of decades of downtown development along an erosive river bluff environment, and it places incredible demands on the bridge rehabilitation efforts necessary to maintain safe travel on Kellogg Boulevard.
The City and its project consultants have studied potential effects of this project to downtown business and transit. Detour plans and closure limits have been defined, and in the coming months the City will present the project to numerous stakeholder groups in an effort to best understand and reduce project impacts. The anticipated construction schedule is from April-November 2015, with roadway closures and/or restrictions impacting Kellogg Boulevard, the Wabasha Bridge, and the Exchange Street Viaduct from 7th Street W (RiverCentre) to Wabasha Street (City Hall). Posted roadway detours will primarily redirect traffic along 7th Street and Robert Street. Local access to parking facilities and businesses will be maintained throughout construction.
An open house public information meeting will held in late 2014.
For more information please contact Brent Christensen, Project Manager, at 651-266-6182.
A link to Construction-Related Road Closures in Saint Paul can be found here.
Additional Information and Resources:
October 15, 2014 Presentation to Entertainment District
March 12, 2014 Presentation to Entertainment District - Note that construction schedule has since been revised.