Mississippi River Boulevard Improvements

On June 17, 2020, Mississippi River Boulevard  closed from Marshall Avenue to Randolph Avenue to complete a variety of scheduled construction and repair projects. Saint Paul Public Works completed the scheduled repairs and reopened the roadway on July 21. The roadway will temporarily be closed in September for the scheduled mill and overlay. 

Mississippi River Boulevard may also be closed or impacted by construction at the Ford Site/Highland Bridge project. For information on road closures, please visit the road closure map.

About the Mill and Overlay:

Mill and overlay work is done on Saint Paul’s arterial (or main) streets. Crews will “mill,” or remove approximately the top two inches of the roadway and then “overlay,” or repave the street with new asphalt. The repaving portion is weather dependent, but the entire process typically takes two to four days. Road striping will be completed in the days following the repaving of the street.

What you need to do:

  • Please move your car off the street. We will post “No Parking” signs the day before the project begins.
  • Cars that are not moved will be ticketed and towed.
  • The street will have temporary closures or lane restrictions during milling and repaving operations. We will try to maintain access to driveways, but there may be temporary access restrictions.
  • Please notify any tenants/renters or visitors about the project and no parking restrictions.

Project costs: All abutting property owners will be charged a fee of 50% of the mill and overlay project cost. The city pays the remaining 50% of the project cost. Property owners will receive a bill for the resurfacing project after the work has been completed.

The rate for the repaving project is $22.83/per front linear foot.

Estimated project timeline (weather dependent): September 16-18 for milling; September 21-24 for paving

The mill and overlay process.

All construction and repair projects will be done in the street or public right of way:

Detailed Map of Mississippi River Boulevard Improvements

Traffic Impact

  • Driveway access will be maintained for residents in the construction area as "local traffic only"
  • There will be a partial lane closure (northbound) from Hartford to Woodlawn on July 20-August 21 for water main work
  • There will be a partial lane closure (northbound) from Woodlawn to Highland Parkway on August 17-September 18 for water main work