Street Design and Construction

Street Construction Projects

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.

  1. Water utility begins replacing lead connections
  2. Xcel Energy begins replacing gas mains
  3. Letter/flyers from the City of Saint Paul update residents of construction start 1-week prior
  4. Contractor begins street removal and begins watermain construction  
  5. Storm sewer inlets are built
  6. Gravel base is placed
  7. Concrete curbs are placed
  8. Concrete driveways are poured
  9. Base layer of asphalt is placed
  10. Boulevards are prepped and sodded
  11. Final layer of asphalt is placed
  12. Street lights are installed and activated
  13. Trees are planted as weather permits

Projected Schedule of Street Reconstruction Projects

Other Information:
Alley FAQs
Rain Garden Guidance