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

Purpose

  • 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

Project Updates

The project encourages residents to focus on snow removal to prevent ice build-up in lieu of extreme salt usage as excess use of salt on new concrete will compromise its longevity.

Como Avenue work concludes for 2020!

The project would like to thank everyone for their patience as the city worked to improve Como Avenue between Raymond Avenue and Hamline Avenue.  

Restoration update

Due to weather conditions over the past month, final sod placement between Snelling Avenue and Hamline Avenue will be delayed until spring 2021.  Temporary hydro-mulch will be installed to stabilize soils and prevent soil runoff over the winter.  In the spring, landscaping crews will re-grade the soil and complete sod installation.

Property owners and residents should be aware that as temperatures fluctuate above and below freezing, the boulevard areas will thaw and re-freeze over the next month, and then again in the spring.  These areas will be very soft, especially when wet, and walking or driving on the soil will create ruts.  While crews will re-grade these areas ahead of sod placement, property owners and residents can assist in this effort by taking care to not drive or walk on these areas whenever temperatures are at or above freezing.

This concludes project updates until restoration work resumes in the spring.