Como Avenue Trail

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work with our staff, contractors, and suppliers to deliver proposed 2020 construction projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. Saint Paul Public Works continues to follow all federal and state health and safety guidelines to protect our staff, partners, and community.

  • Projects are anticipated to move forward 
  • Community meetings and input for public hearings will be held online or by phone rather than in-person
  • Construction work will continue to be evaluated and may require adjustments
  • Updates will be posted as they become available

What is Planned?

  • Saint Paul Public Works, in collaboration with Saint Paul Department of Parks and Recreation and Ramsey County, is making trail, sidewalk, and bikeway improvements along Como Avenue between Raymond Avenue and Hamline Avenue
  • Construction will occur from July 2020 through October 2020


  • The project will improve the safety and comfort of walking and biking in the area
  • It will also complete a key segment of the Saint Paul Grand Round, a 27-mile scenic parkway that connects parks and neighborhoods across Saint Paul

Construction Impacts

While the project will strive to minimize impacts during construction, some temporary inconveniences may occur as the work takes place, including:

  • Parkway and driveway access restrictions
  • Short-term water disruptions
  • Contractor equipment locations
  • Extended work hours
  • Lights, dust, noise, and vibrations
  • Odors related to sewer work
  • Tree removal

Project Updates

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Project Updates

Please view the linked 08-06-20 update for more detailed information on the following:

Traffic impacts:

  • Como Avenue is reduced to one lane in each direction between Raymond Avenue and Snelling Avenue, with ongoing work in the south half of the roadway
  • No parking on Como Avenue between Snelling Avenue and Arona Street beginning Friday, August 14 through October 2020
  • Como Avenue is closed between Arona Street and Hamline Avenue
         - Drivers use Midway Parkway detour
         - Bicyclists use Albany Avenue detour

As well as:

  • Upcoming work
  • Sanitary sewer and water main work east of Arona Street
  • Reminder for temporary garbage and recycling collection

Please remember, construction activities are subject to change due to weather, schedules, and unforeseen impacts