Detour Map

Edgcumbe Road is being reconstructed to replace the roadway pavement, sidewalks, curbs, and underground utilities including water and sewer. The project includes:

  • ADA-compliant pedestrian ramps
  • Bituminous pavement
  • Boulevard trees
  • Concrete curb and gutter
  • Concrete outwalks and driveway aprons
  • Lantern-style street lighting
  • Private utility upgrades
  • Public art
  • Sewer and watermain replacement or repair
  • Sidewalk
  • Sodded boulevards
  • Storm sewer catch basins

Edgcumbe Road from St. Paul Avenue to Hampshire Avenue

May 2023 to November 2023


    New Sidewalks: No Salt

    Please refrain from using salt to remove ice on new concrete installed this year.  Salt will harm newly installed concrete and increase freeze/thaw cycles which can do further damage.

    We appreciate your assistance in helping maintain the new sidewalks.

    Edgcumbe Road & St Paul Avenue Closure

    The intersection of Edgcumbe Road and St Paul Avenue will be closed for construction through the end of July 2023. This closure is longer than anticipated because of a number of unforeseen challenges, including:

    • More rock excavation than expected. Soil borings indicated rock at a depth of 4.5’, which would have allowed installation of catch basins and pavement without rock excavation. In some areas, the rock was actually closer to 2.5’ deep, which requires rock excavation.

    • Special equipment is needed to perform certain work in the bedrock. The specialized subcontractor and equipment will be available the week of July 5. 

    • Diesel Range Organic (DRO) contaminated soils were uncovered and removed. Soil borings before construction did not indicate any contaminants, nor did the MPCA website indicate any past spills or underground storage tanks (USTs). This was an isolated area. In accordance with the MPCA, any petroleum laden soils must be separated, protected, and tested. Testing and identification of an appropriate disposal site took 7 days in itself.

    The city and the contractor are working to complete the entire reconstruction of Edgcumbe Road by October 31. Please keep in mind that construction timelines are tentative and subject to change. 

    Thanks for your continued patience and cooperation.

    Detour Map

    Project Updates

    Video Presentation

    Please watch the Edgcumbe Road Reconstruction presentation video to learn more about the project. You can also view the PowerPoint slides used in the video. More information on assessments coming soon.

    Project Documents

    Water Main Replacement

    As part of the road reconstruction project, Saint Paul Regional Water Services (SPRWS) will be replacing water main on Edgcumbe Road. To continue to ensure the reliability of our system, SPRWS will be replacing the existing 12" cast iron water main with 12" ductile iron pipe. The scope of the main replacement work is as follows:

    • Replace approximately 3,000 feet of 12" cast iron water main with 12" ductile iron
    • Replace necessary valves and hydrants in the project area

    SPRWS contacts