Description
The City of Saint Paul plans to reconstruct Grand Avenue from Fairview Avenue to Snelling Avenue in 2024 and 2025. This project will be completed in two phases to maintain access to businesses and properties.

In 2024, Phase 1 will reconstruct Grand Avenue from Fairview Avenue (including the intersection) to Cambridge Street. In 2025, Phase 2 will reconstruct Grand Avenue from Cambridge Street to Snelling Avenue, including the Snelling Avenue intersection in coordination with MnDOT.

The project includes replacement of the pavement, sidewalks, and underground utilities along the corridor. This is the first full reconstruction of this section of Grand Avenue in many decades and presents an opportunity to refresh the historic street to better accommodate all modes of travel to and along the corridor. 

The Public Works goals of the project are to: 

  • Improve safety along the corridor, with an emphasis on pedestrian crossing safety
  • Upgrade and modernize ageing infrastructure
  • Improve built environment to better serve Grand Avenue businesses
  • Improve transit user experience
  • Balance mode share to encourage non-automotive trips along and to the corridor
  • Improve pedestrian crossing interactions/placemaking through Macalester College campus

Location
Grand Avenue from Fairview Avenue to Snelling Avenue

Timeline

  • Community engagement started in 2022 and was completed in early 2023
  • Construction of Phase 1 from Fairview Avenue to Cambridge Street will begin in 2024
  • Construction of Phase 2 from Cambridge Street to Snelling Avenue will being in 2025
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    Construction Phases

    Public Works will be reconstructing Grand Avenue between Fairview Avenue and Snelling Avenue in 2024 and 2025. 

    • 2024 - Phase 1: Fairview Avenue (including the intersection) to Cambridge Street

    • 2025 - Phase 2: Cambridge Street to Snelling Avenue, including the Snelling Avenue intersection in coordination with MnDOT

    Prior to the start of the reconstruction work on Phase 1, there will be construction activity, including tree removal and utility work.

    Map of reconstruction of Grand Avenue in phase 1 from Fairview to Cambridge in 2024 and phase 2 from Cambridge to Snelling in 2025

    Action Steps for Businesses & Property Owners

    • Sign up for email updates at the bottom of this webpage
    • Provide the best contact person and information for your business or organization using the button below
    • Notify Public Works if you have any items in the public right of way, such as sprinklers, benches, etc.
    • Notify Public Works if you have areaways or vaults (areas that extend from the basement of your building under the sidewalk)
    • Look for additional mailings about replacement about your private sewer and water service lines
    Business & Organization Sign Up

    Public Works will use this information to reach out to your business or organization about construction.

    Grand Avenue Raised Crossings Rendering

     See how the proposed raised crossings on Grand Avenue could look in this project rendering.

    Project Documents