Cleveland Ave. Water Main Replacement

Map of Cleveland Ave. water main replacement area

Project map (PDF)

Saint Paul Regional Water Services will replace the water main on Cleveland Avenue from Itasca to Sheridan due to repeated breaks over the years.

The original cast iron water main from the 1920’s and 1940’s will be removed and new ductile iron pipe installed in its place.


Note: The City of St. Paul Public Works department plans to overlay the roadway pavement in 2019.


  • Parking will not be available on Cleveland Ave. for the duration of the project

  • Regular traffic patterns will be interrupted for the duration of the project

  • SPRWS will work with METRO Transit to serve residents of the area.

Project Updates

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Cleveland Avenue has been closed to through traffic between W Thure Ave and Worcester Ave in order to complete Phase 1 of the project.  Traffic is being detoured to Return Ct. via W Thure Ave and Worcester Ave.  Parking has been restricted on these roadways in an effort to avoid congestion and allow for unimpeded bus traffic. 

The roadway will be cut on Friday, July 13, and roadway excavation will begin afterwards.  Following excavation, SPRWS crews will begin to replace the water main which lies below Cleveland Ave.  Residents will be supplied with water through temporary water mains for the duration of the project, and SPRWS will make every effort to allow Cleveland Ave residents to access their driveways throughout the project.

Upon completion of Phase 1 of the project, the finished roadway will be returned to service, and SPRWS crews will move south to replace the water main between Morgan Ave and Sheridan Ave. As such, Cleveland Ave. will be blocked off between Morgan Ave and Sheridan Ave during Phase 2 of the project.