Phase II of Jackson Street construction begins March 20

March 3, 2016

Contact: Joe Ellickson, Public Works Department
651-266-6129 (office) 651-724-8443 (cell)


Phase II of Jackson Street construction begins March 20

SAINT PAUL, MINN – The Saint Paul Department of Public Works announced today that construction on the second phase of the Jackson Street reconstruction project – from 7th Place to 11th Street – will begin on Monday, March 20 and will last through the summer. Veit and Companies, based in Rogers, Minnesota, will continue as the contractor.

Last reconstructed 50 years ago, the Jackson Street reconstruction project includes replacement of all city infrastructure and the inclusion of new bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

Construction is being completed in two phases. The first phase of construction was completed in 2016, and included Jackson Street from Shepard Road to 7th Place.

Traffic Impacts:
Reconstruction of this downtown street is complex, due to the location and intricacy of working in downtown Saint Paul. Because of this, unavoidable and significant downtown traffic impacts are anticipated during construction.

The City of Saint Paul will post detours to keep traffic moving and ensure motorists are able to get to work, businesses and schools. Cross streets along the construction corridor (between 7th Place and 11th Street) will remain partially open with only a few exceptions for short periods of time.

·      7th Street will have 1 westbound lane open

·      9th Street will have 1 eastbound lane open

·      10th Street will have 1 westbound lane open

·      11th Street will remain fully open through May and then will have temporary lane restrictions through the end of construction

Jackson Street will become a complete street to better serve pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers for the next 50 years. The City of Saint Paul thanks residents, workers and visitors in advance for their patience during this complicated construction project.

To help keep the public and businesses informed, the City of Saint Paul will proactively distribute e-alerts ahead of any planned changes in construction or traffic detours. To learn more about the project and sign up to receive updates visit:

About Saint Paul Public Works

Saint Paul Public Works is a nationally accredited organization responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of the street, sewer, traffic, street lighting and drainage infrastructure systems in the city of Saint Paul. One of the largest engineering organizations in Minnesota, Saint Paul Public Works is responsible for more than 865 miles of streets, 806 miles of sanitary sewer, 450 miles of storm sewer, over 100 bridges, and 145 miles of bike lanes. The Department also coordinates citywide recycling and solid waste collection efforts. For more information about Saint Paul Public Works, visit