Saint Paul Streets

Overview

Since 1996, neighborhoods across Saint Paul have been improved by a street reconstruction program known as Saint Paul Streets.

Each year, the city improves 10-to-15 miles of unpaved and outdated streets.  Visible improvements typically include bituminous pavement, boulevard trees, concrete curb and gutters, concrete driveway aprons and outwalks, lantern-style lighting, public art, and sodded boulevards. 

Public and private utilities also work to update their facilities, typically including the following:

  • Public Works Sewer Division:  Replaces sanitary sewers
  • Saint Paul Regional Water Services:  Replaces lead connections and water mains
  • Storm water management:  Is Incorporated into the street infrastructure
  • Xcel Energy:  Upgrades their gas facilities

When utility work is done as part of the street reconstruction process, it reduces long-term construction costs and disruptions for residents.