Description
The City of Saint Paul plans to reconstruct Minnesota Street in downtown. The project includes demolition and replacement of the pavement, sidewalks, and underground utilities along the corridor. The Public Works goals of the project are to: 

  • Improve safety for all users
  • Implement a bikeway connection
  • Improve the transit user experience downtown
  • Modernize the aging infrastructure
  • Create a resilient and people-oriented corridor
  • Support the evolving needs of downtown users

Location
Minnesota Street from 6th Street to 11th Street in downtown

Timeline 

  • Construction of Phase 2 from 6th Street to 11th Street will begin in 2024.
  • Construction of Phase 1 from Kellogg Boulevard to 6th Street was completed in 2023.
  • Community engagement started in early 2021 and was completed before Phase 1 construction started.

Minnesota Street Phase 1

Tags

    Video Presentation

    Please watch the Minnesota Street Phase 2 video presentation to learn more about the project. You can also view the PowerPoint slides used in the video.

    Minnesota Street Phase 2 Video Presentation

    Utility, Gold Line, and Private Construction Work

    Met Council, Xcel Energy, Comcast, and others are working on Minnesota Street and nearby streets.

    Traffic Impacts

    There are currently lane restrictions on Minnesota Street between 5th Street and 11th Street for utility work. Please follow all posted signs. Access to businesses will be maintained.

    Clean Up Work Starting the Week of Tuesday, May 28 on Minnesota Street between Kellogg Boulevard and 6th Street
    • Lane restrictions and other traffic control changes will be in place and will change throughout the clean up work.
    • Please follow all posted signs.
    Xcel Energy

    Xcel Energy is working on 7th Street at Minnesota Street. Questions about Xcel Energy work, contact Elisa Rasmussen at elisa.rasmussen@xcelenergy.com.

    Comcast

    Universal Services is working for Comcast at Minnesota Street and 9th Street and on 7th Street.

    Met Council

    To sign up for their project updates and see more information, visit the Metro Gold Line webpage.

    Area closures and restrictions in Downtown Saint Paul

    Construction is happening throughout downtown. Plan accordingly and expect delays. Please follow all posted signs. Road and lane closures will change as construction continues.

    • Robert Street: Reduced to one lane in each direction between 5th and 6th Streets.
    • Smith Avenue: Lane restrictions between Kellogg Boulevard and 5th Street.
    • 7th Street: Reduced to one lane in each direction between Cedar and Jackson Streets.
    • 6th Street: Reduced to one lane between Minnesota and Jackson Streets and between Wabasha and Washington Streets.
    • Kellogg Boulevard and Wabasha Street intersection: No right turns allowed from northbound Wabasha Street onto eastbound Kellogg Boulevard.
    • Kellogg Boulevard: Reduced to one lane in each direction between St. Peter and Cedar Streets.
    • St. Peter Street: Lane restrictions between 7th Street and Kellogg Boulevard.
    • Minnesota Street: Lane restrictions between 11th and 6th Streets.
    • Sibley Street: Lane restrictions between 5th and 4th Streets.
    Map showing lane restrictions in downtown Saint Paul during construction the week of May 20, 2024

    Project Documents