Como Avenue Trail

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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


  • 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, October 15, 2020

Project Updates

Please view the linked 10-15-20 update for more detailed information on the following:

Como Avenue between Raymond Avenue and Snelling Avenue

  • Traffic remains a single lane in each direction between Raymond Avenue and Snelling Avenue as crews continue work in the area

Como Avenue between Snelling Avenue and Arona Street

  • Traffic between the Snelling Avenue ramps has been restored to its original alignment, with westbound traffic and eastbound traffic separated by the median
  • Driveway-apron installation is expected to be complete this week
  • Driveways are anticipated to re-open the week of October 19 after they reach cure strength for vehicle traffic

Como Avenue between Arona Street and Hamline Avenue remains closed through October 2020

  • Some local roads have been closed between Arona Street and Hamline Avenue to prevent cut-through traffic 
  • Residents between Arona Street and Hamline Avenue who are intending to plant perennials or non-grass items in the boulevard, please contact Project Manager Don Pflaum to coordinate future installation of sod once work is complete

Pascal Street closure north of Como Avenue

  • Pascal Street, between Como Avenue and Albany Avenue, is anticipated to re-open to traffic on Monday, October 19
  • Arona Street has re-opened for local access

Construction activities are subject to change due to weather, schedules, and unforeseen impacts