Jackson Street Reconstruction Phase I and II

Jackson Street streetscape rendering.

Project limits:  Jackson Street from Shepard Road to 11th Street

The project includes reconstructing street paving, sidewalks, the water main, catch basins and sewers, lighting, signals, signage and pavement markings, landscaping, and furnishings.

During the reconstruction project, the City will also be building the first segment of the downtown bike loop, a network of off-street bike and pedestrian trails in downtown Saint Paul. 

Jackson Street Phase III:  University Avenue to 11th Street

Traffic Impact

  • The project will require two construction seasons, 2016 and 2017.
  • Jackson Street will be closed between 7th Place to 11th Street.
  • Cross streets will be open as described below in the Project Updates section.
    Detour Map 6.26.17

Project Updates

Friday, August 11, 2017

Traffic Information

  • Jackson Street between 7th and 11th Streets is closed to all traffic
  • Jackson Street between 11th and 12th Streets is closed to all traffic until August 19th
  • 7th Street is open to two-way traffic
  • 9th Street will open to eastbound traffic at end of day Friday, August 11th
  • 9th Street will open to westbound traffic on Monday, August 28th
  • 10th Street is open to two-way traffic
  • 11th Street remains open with two lanes eastbound (entrance to I-94 and I-35E)

The schedule of construction work is weather-dependent


Work completed this past week

  • Placed various concrete sidewalk and sections of pedestrian quadrants.
  • Poured concrete driveways north of 9th Street.
  • Paved the bituminous trail from 7th Place to 11th Street.
  • Poured curb from 9th Street to 11th Street.
  • Worked on BMP sections.
  • Worked on various traffic signals throughout the jobsite.

Planned construction for next week

  • Continue pouring sidewalk and pedestrian quadrants.
  • Continue working on BMP sections.
  • Continue signal system work.

Road construction can be disruptive — we appreciate your cooperation and patience.
For your safety and that of the crews, please drive safely through work zones.

Thank you!

Friendly Reminder

Phase III of Jackson Street construction – 11th Street to University Avenue  — will begin in mid-summer and last through late fall. More information will be coming on this, along with traffic impacts and mitigation plans. There are still pending approvals that impact the exact start date. Public Works will notify the public and all impacted properties as soon as more information is available.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Dear Residents and Businesses:

The Saint Paul Department of Public Works announced today that construction on the second phase of the Jackson Street Reconstruction Project will begin on Monday, March 20th and will last through the summer. Veit and Companies, based in Rogers, Minnesota, will continue as the contractor.

Last reconstructed 50 years ago, the Jackson Street Reconstruction includes replacement of all city infrastructure and the inclusion of new bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

Construction is being completed in two phases. Phase I of construction was completed in 2016 and included Jackson Street from Shepard Road to 7th Place. Phase II of construction, which will be completed in 2017, includes Jackson Street from 7th Place to 11th Street. Reconstruction of this downtown street is complex, due to the location and intricacy of working in downtown Saint Paul. Because of this, unavoidable and significant downtown traffic impacts are anticipated during construction.

Traffic Impacts:

The City of Saint Paul will post detours to keep traffic moving and ensure motorists are able to get to work, businesses, and schools. Cross streets along the construction corridor (between 7th Place and 11th Street) will remain partially open with only a few exceptions for short periods of time.

  • 7th Street will have 1 westbound lane open
  • 9th Street will have 1 eastbound lane open
  • 10th Street will have 1 westbound lane open
  • 11th Street will remain fully open through May and then will have temporary lane restrictions

Jackson Street will become a complete street to better serve pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers for the next 50 years.

We thank residents, workers, and visitors in advance for their patience during this complicated construction project. Please anticipate longer traffic delays the first few days of construction. After that, commuters begin to alter their routes appropriately.