Downtown Pavement & Sidewalk Improvement Project - Phase II

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.

Downtown Saint Paul plays an important role in our City’s economic vitality. With all it has to offer, downtown Saint Paul is recognized as a great place to live, work and visit for fun and entertainment. We are investing in our downtown. In the coming months, the City of Saint Paul is launching the second year of a three-year paving program to improve the condition of our downtown streets and sidewalks. 

In 2018, Saint Paul Public Works conducted an assessment of the condition of all sidewalks in downtown Saint Paul and identified locations where sidewalk areas/panels are in need of removal and replacement. Saint Paul Public Works will be working with property owners who have sidewalk panels that need to be replaced as a part of this project. 

Saint Paul Public Works is working closely with property owners, business leaders, and residents through Saint Paul BOMA (Building Owners and Management Association), CapitolRiver Council, and the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce. We are also coordinating construction project efforts with Saint Paul's Sewer Utility Division, Saint Paul Regional Water Services, and a variety of outside companies and agencies including Xcel Energy, District Energy, and telecommunication companies to complete any additional work, including relocation of utility facilities prior to finishing all concrete and paving efforts. 

As part of the project the City will:

  • Perform a mill and overlay of downtown streets (removing the current pavement and installing new asphalt);
  • Replace sidewalks and curbs that are broken or in disrepair;
  • Construct ADA-compliant curb ramps at intersections to improve pedestrian safety;
  • Make additional pedestrian safety improvements at identified intersections; and
  • Replace trees as space allows.

Community Meetings about the 2020 Downtown Paving & Sidewalk Improvement Project were held on:

Monday, March 2, 2020
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. OR 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Church of the Assumption
51 W 7th Street, Community Room

At these meetings, Saint Paul Public Works answered questions and provided a broad overview of the project, including the scope of the work, approximate timelines, and a block-by-block map outlining the work to be done on sidewalks. All maps and materials from these meetings are also provided on this webpage.

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Capital City Bikeway - Interim Design Study

For more information about the Capital City Bikeway Interim Design Study, and the upcoming project work on 9th and 10th Streets, as well as the proposed CCB on either St. Peter or Wabasha, please visit stpaul.gov/ccbinterimstudy.