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

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.

Remaining work

This winter:

  • Complete traffic signals at 3rd Street
  • Complete trail lights

In the spring:

  • Complete traffic signals at 7th Street
  • Install sod from Burns Avenue to 3rd Street
  • Install retaining wall railings
  • Install trail wayfinding signs
  • Install remaining trees
  • Complete sidewalk at English Street and 3rd Street and at Wakefield Avenue and Johnson Parkway
  • Install final pavement striping of roadway and trail

There will be no further updates until remaining work resumes in the the spring