The City of Saint Paul plans to reconstruct eight blocks of Robert Street in downtown Saint Paul, from I-94 to Kellogg Boulevard. Reconstruction is needed to repair and replace sidewalks, pavement, and utilities. Improvements include all new:

  • Sidewalks, boulevards, and trees
  • Curb, gutters, and storm water systems
  • Pavement and lane markings
  • Traffic signals and signage
  • Underground utilities

Robert Street from Kellogg Boulevard to I-94 in downtown. 

Community engagement starting in fall 2022. Utility work starting in 2023 and continuing until road construction begins in 2025. Construction in 2025 and 2026.


    Thanks for Your Input

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the 3 design options for Robert Street based on the first phase of public engagement. The survey and interactive map are now closed.

    We are reviewing the feedback we received through the survey, interactive map, open house, pop up meetings, and other conversations. Your input will help the project develop a recommended concept design in June 2023 with construction planned in 2025 and 2026.

    You can still view the interactive maps and all of the past comments that we received. You can also watch a video presentation to learn more about the design options.

    Design Options for Robert Street

    You can view and share your feedback on the 3 design options for Robert Street on the survey or comment map.

    View a video presentation of the 3 design options.

    Here are PDFs of the 3 design options to look at more closely, print, and share.

    Open House

    The Open House was held on Thursday, March 30. 

    See the Display Boards that were shared at the Open House.

    Project Goals

    The reconstruction of Robert Street presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to achieve the City’s vision of what a modern downtown corridor can be: safe, livable, inviting, active, a center of regional economic activity – and equitable for all. The following project goals will guide this reconstruction project.

    • Create a vibrant and welcoming place for everyone
    • Improve mobility for all modes of travel
    • Support efficient and reliable transit service through downtown
    • Create an accessible and safe environment for people who walk and roll
    • Enhance street-level commerce
    • Facilitate a community engagement process that addresses the needs of all stakeholders
    • Improve and replace aging roads, sidewalks, and utilities in 2025 and 2026