Johnson Parkway Regional 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 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

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Project Updates

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

Traffic impact

  • Johnson  Parkway from 7th Street to Ames Avenue has re-opened
  • Northbound from 3rd Street to 7th Street will remain closed
  • Johnson Parkway from Burns Avenue to 3rd Street will be closed

What to expect

  • Expect to see intermittent closures of the parkway and cross-streets this year
  • The following intersections are closed for construction of the trails (streets with an asterisk are permanently closed):
         - Fremont Street*
         - 4th Street
         - 5th Street*
         - Beech Street
         - Reaney Avenue*
         - Bush Avenue

Project tasks

  • Construction of the trail on the east side of the parkway 
  • Retaining walls under the I-94 bridge
  • Stormwater work
  • New curb and gutter
  • New sidewalk and pedestrian ramps
  • Signal improvements
  • Roadway paving
  • Lighting
  • Signage/striping
  • New trees
  • Turf replacement

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