Mississippi River Boulevard will be resurfaced from Randolph Avenue to MN-5 (West 7th Street) through a process called mill and overlay to create a smoother roadway surface. Crews grind off the top layer of roadway, then replace it with a new layer of bituminous pavement.

Mississippi River Boulevard from Randolph Avenue to MN-5 (West 7th Street)

Summer 2022 - Sewer Repairs & Pedestrian Improvements
Fall 2022 - Resurfacing

Update 9/6: Mill and overlay (resurfacing) temporarily delayed. Dates are tentative.

    • Milling – Completed September 23

    • Paving – September 26-30 


    Project Updates

    Pedestrian Improvements

    In advance of the mill and overlay of Mississippi River Boulevard, pedestrian improvements will be done in needed areas. Construction work is anticipated to begin after July 4.

    Work is estimated to take 4 to 6 weeks.

    Pedestrian improvements include:

    • Curb bump outs at intersections
    • Pedestrian ramps
    • Trail realignment
    • Driveway crossings

    Sewer Repairs

    Starting July 5, a Sewer Utility contractor (SGP) will be replacing broken and defective storm sewer piping in Mississippi River Boulevard, south of Ford Parkway.

    The storm sewer replacement and pavement restoration work is estimated to take 4 to 6 weeks, weather permitting.

    • Mississippi River Boulevard will closed to thru traffic between Ford Parkway and Cleveland Avenue. Vehicles will be detoured to Cleveland Avenue, Ford Parkway and Highland Parkway. See map for storm sewer work area and map for traffic control plan.
    • Access to private properties, driveways, and alleys will be maintained at all times.
    • Mississippi River Boulevard trail and sidewalks will remain open but may be temporarily rerouted to accommodate construction work.
    • Please follow all posted signs.

    Questions, contact Aaron Hass at 651-485-2262 or