Sidewalk Replacement Program

The Sidewalk Replacement Program is a part of continuing efforts to repair the city's deteriorated infrastructure and to provide safer and more attractive public facilities for our residents. If you believe your sidewalk is in need of reconstruction, you may contact the Sidewalk Section at 651-266-6120 with your concerns. Repair locations can come from several sources. These include property owners, the mayor’s office, City Council, District Councils, injury sites, and our proactive inspection program. Each year, the Sidewalk Section reviews requests and determines which locations will be included with upcoming construction. Determinations are based upon the severity of damaged sidewalk, location to other potential sites, and funding. Due to the amount of requests and the Sidewalk Section's annual budget, only a fraction of locations can be addressed in a given year. Saint Paul Street (S.P.S.) projects will reconstruct sidewalks as part of their program. The reconstruction of sidewalks may be a few panels to as many as the full length of a block. The Sidewalk Section will only carryout asphalt repairs within those S.P.S. project areas that are scheduled within the next 5-years.