Street Design and Construction
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.
The Street Design and Construction Division is responsible for the design, management, and inspection of all city street reconstruction projects.
Saint Paul's Residential Street Reconstruction Program
Each year, the City of Saint Paul reconstructs 10-to-15-miles of residential streets to improve street paving, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, landscaping, and lighting. Along with pavement improvements, public and private utilities undertake upgrades to their infrastructure to include:
- Saint Paul Regional Water Services: Lead connections and some watermains
- Public Works: Sanitary sewers
- Xcel Energy: Gas facilities
- Stormwater management: Incorporate techniques into the street infrastructure
Working together helps reduce construction costs and disruptions for residents.
Residential Street Reconstruction Process
Each street reconstruction project is unique. Paving and utility work typically takes 14-weeks, but may take longer due to weather and/or unforeseen complications. Projects are completed between spring and fall each year.
- Water utility begins replacing lead connections
- Xcel Energy begins replacing gas mains
- Contractor begins street removal and begins watermain construction
- Storm sewer inlets are built
- Gravel base is placed
- Concrete curbs are placed
- Concrete driveways are poured
- Base layer of asphalt is placed
- Boulevards are prepped and sodded
- Final layer of asphalt is placed
- Street lights are installed and activated
- Trees are planted as weather permits