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 coordination with Saint Paul Department of Parks and Recreation and Ramsey County, is constructing an off-street walking and biking trail along Johnson Parkway
  • The trail is being constructed along the eastern boulevard of Johnson Parkway between Burns Avenue and Phalen Boulevard


  • 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

Detailed 04-20-2021 Project Update

This week

  • Traffic signal work at 7th Street and Johnson Parkway
  • Placement of temporary stop signs - to remain until the new system is operational
  • Realignment of pedestrian crossing at Burns Avenue and Johnson Parkway

Next week and future work

  • Install sod from Burns Avenue to 3rd Street
  • Install railings above retaining walls
  • Install trail wayfinding signs
  • Plant remaining trees
  • Install sidewalk at English Street and 3rd Street and at Wakefield Avenue and Johnson Parkway
  • Stripe final roadway and trail pavement