Saint Paul to Reopen Temporary Road Closures for Social Distancing on Sept. 8

SAINT PAUL, MN (September 4) - Beginning Tuesday, September 8, the City of Saint Paul will reopen three temporary road closures around Como Regional Park, Phalen Regional Park, and Cherokee Regional Park as scheduled.

In April, as part of the Governor’s executive “stay-at-home” orders, East Como Lake Drive, East Shore Drive, Cherokee Heights, along with the southbound lane of Mississippi River Boulevard were temporarily closed to vehicle traffic to create additional space for pedestrians and bicyclists to socially distance while enjoying area parks. After the “stay-at-home” orders were lifted, the Mayor’s Office directed the temporary closures remain in place through Labor Day.

At this time, there are no resources, funding, or plans for the City of Saint Paul to explore or change the existing roadways from their current traffic use or continue the temporary closures.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:
Lisa Hiebert, APR                                          Clare Cloyd
lisa.hiebert@ci.stpaul.mn.us                      clare.cloyd@ci.stpaul.mn.us