The Saint Paul Streets Program, SPS for short, has come to Saint Paul neighborhoods. This is your guide to the neighborhood construction that is changing the look and function of Saint Paul streets. Since 1996, neighborhoods all across Saint Paul have been improved as the City conducts a 20 to 25-year street construction program. Approximately 10 to 15-miles of unpaved and older paved streets will be improved by the City each year. The improvements include street paving, trees, and lighting. But, the improvements don't stop there! Public and private utilities are uniting to work simultaneously on several persistent neighborhood concerns. That work consists of:
- Saint Paul Regional Water Services replacing many lead connections and some water mains.
- Public Works replacing some sanitary sewers.
- Xcel Energy upgrading their gas facilities.
- Storm water management techniques being incorporated into the street infrastructure.
The benefits of having this work done at the same time are that it reduces constructions costs and overall, presents less disruption for residents.
Dust, noise, delays, and detours are common disturbances that residents are challenged by during construction. Yet, we think you'll agree the end result is well worth the temporary disruptions.
To view a list of upcoming street construction projects click here.