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building pictureRamsey County Public Works is responsible for a 290-mile system of county roads including construction, repairs, maintenance and snow removal.

Public Works is located in Arden Hills, 1425 Paul Kirkwold Drive  (map)

Contact Us:

Phone: 651.266.7100

Email: AskPW@co.ramsey.mn.us

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Blue Lights Added to Some Traffic Signals

Blue lights have been installed on traffic signals at several intersections throughout Ramsey County. These assist law enforcement in reducing crashes caused by motorists driving through red lights. The highly-visible blue lights illuminate when a traffic signal changes to red, allowing a patrol officer to witness a signal violation from many positions. This prevents pursuit of violators through a light that has turned red and also allows a single officer (instead of two) to monitor an intersection. Right angle crashes at signalized intersections usually involve a motorist violating a red light and these crashes are typically severe with injuries. Ramsey County received a federal safety grant to fund installation of these 128 blue lights at 49 intersections.

Blue lights are being installed on traffic signals at these locations:

  • County Road D/37th Avenue from Old Highway 8 to I-35W
  • Larpenteur Avenue from TH 280 to Hamline Avenue
  • Silver Lake Road from County Road D/37th Avenue to Rice Creek Road
  • Lexington Avenue from Larpenteur Avenue to County Road E
  • Highway 96 from Hamline Avenue to Highway 61
  • Cleveland Avenue at Roselawn Avenue


Road and Bridge Program

Ramsey County partners with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and local communities to plan, develop and construct road and bridge projects.

See our Construction Updates page for more information on our 2014 construction projects that have already been bid out to contractors and to subscribe to receive email updates as new information becomes available.

The following projects are under development and are listed by construction year:

2014

  • Major Maintenance Program
  • Countywide Concrete Rehabilitation Project
  • Warner Road Bridge
  • Maryland Avenue at Payne Avenue
  • County State Aid Highway 10 at Silver Lake Road

2015

  • Major Maintenance Program
  • Countywide Concrete Rehabilitation Project
  • Randolph Avenue (Snelling Avenue to I-35E)
  • Ford Parkway (Snelling Avenue to Howell Street)
  • Lexington Avenue (I-694 to County Road F)  
  • Larpenteur Avenue 4 to 3 Lane Conversion from Desoto Street to Parkway Drive
  • I-35W at Highway 96 Interchange 


PLEASE NOTE: All 2014 Projects have been bid so they have been moved to the Construction Updates Page. To view CLICK HERE)


2015 Proposed Projects

Randolph Avenue (Snelling Avenue to I-35E)

Ramsey County, in cooperation with the City of Saint Paul, will reconstruct Randolph Avenue from Snelling Avenue to I-35E to replace the deteriorating roadway section. The preliminary engineering phase of the project is underway. The project construction will take place over two years.  Randolph Avenue reconstruction in 2015 will be between Brimhall Street and Syndicate Street.   Randolph Avenue reconstruction in 2016 will be between Syndicate Street and I-35E.  CLICK HERE for the project layout.

 

The project is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2015. The street reconstruction will include concrete curb and gutter, storm sewer drains, sanitary sewer and water main repairs, new bituminous pavement, sodded boulevards, lantern style street lighting, and new sidewalks with upgraded pedestrian curb ramps. Randolph Avenue will remain in its current configuration of two travel lanes and two parking lanes.

 

A public meeting is planned for Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Hillcrest Recreation Center to present information on construction phasing and utilities. CLICK HERE to view the meeting notice.
  

Any questions or concerns for the project should be directed to:

 

Nick Fischer

651-266-7119  

nicklaus.fischer@co.ramsey.mn.us

 

Ramsey County Public Works
1425 Paul Kirkwold Drive
Arden Hills, MN 55112

 


Ford Parkway (Snelling Avenue to Howell Street)

Ford Parkway is proposed for reconstruction in 2015 from Snelling Avenue to just west of Howell Street. The project is led by Ramsey County and the City of St. Paul is a project partner. The preliminary engineering phase of the project is currently being finalized.

Two public meetings were held on October 23rd, 2013 and on February 26th, 2014.The meeting in October provided project information and discussed potential layouts for the roadway.  CLICK HERE to view the PowerPoint that was presented at the meeting.

Based on feedback from the community and input from the City of St. Paul, a preliminary layout including 7 foot parking lanes, 6 foot bike lanes, 12 foot driving lanes and an 8 foot planted median was created. This lane configuration will increase the road with 1 foot on each side. The existing trees in the boulevard will be minimally impacted and the majority of them will remain. Here is the TYPICAL SECTION and the PRELIMINARY LAYOUT presented at the February meeting. CLICK HERE to view the PowerPoint Presentation from the meeting. Ramsey County will be starting final design based on this layout. Please note: The layout is only a draft and is subject to change. A parking lane variance for the 7 foot parking lanes has been granted by the State's Variance Committee. 

The County had considered installing a median through the intersection at Macalester Street. Due to the potential for increased traffic on surrounding streets and the concerns of the community, the median at Macalester will NOT be installed.

A final layout of the proposed project can be viewed HERE.

Additional improvements to the corridor include new traffic signals at Snelling Avenue and Fairview Avenue along with upgrades to meet ADA standards at all the intersections. Street lighting will be upgraded to meet current City standards. The water main is planned to be replaced. Improvements will also be made to the sanitary sewer and storm sewer.

The City of St. Paul is proposing to assess property owners with frontage along the project corridor for the roadway and street lighting. Any questions or concerns about the proposed assessment for the project should be directed to Dan Haak at the City of St. Paul at 651-266-6084 or dan.haak@ci.stpaul.mn.us

An Open House public meeting is planned for:

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 pm at the
Hillcrest Recreation Center - 1978 Ford Parkway, Saint Paul, MN 55116

The public is invited to stop in any time between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 pm to view the design plans that the engineering staff has been working on. The meeting is an open house with no presentation planned. Several staff members from Ramsey County and the City of St. Paul will be present to answer questions.

If you are unable to attend but have questions and concerns relating to the project please contact Erin Laberee, Project Engineer, at the contact information below.

Erin Laberee
651-266-7105
Erin.laberee@co.ramsey.mn.us

Ramsey County Public Works
1425 Paul Kirkwold Drive
Arden Hills, MN 55112


Lexington Avenue (I-694 to County Road F)

Ramsey County, in cooperation with the Cities of Shoreview and Arden Hills, is proposing to reconstruct Lexington Avenue from north of County Road F to I-694. The signal at County Road F will be replaced and turn lanes will be added to provide dedicated right and left turn lanes, including dual left turn lanes north and south bound on Lexington Avenue.  Right turn lanes will be added at the ramps to both east and west bound I-694. A multi-use trail will be added on the west side of Lexington Avenue between County Road F and I-694. The project is currently in the final design phase. View preliminary layout of the proposed improvements. The County has secured $1 million in Department of Employment and Economic Development funding and $252,212 in MnDOT Cooperative Agreement funding. Appraisals are underway for the right-of-way/easements required to build the project. Construction is scheduled for 2015.

Any questions or concerns for the project should be directed to:

 

Nick Fischer

651-266-7119  

nicklaus.fischer@co.ramsey.mn.us

 

Ramsey County Public Works
1425 Paul Kirkwold Drive
Arden Hills, MN 55112


Larpenteur Avenue 4 to 3 Lane Conversion from Desoto Street to Parkway Drive

Ramsey County has received federal funds to restripe Larpenteur Avenue from a four-lane road to a three-lane road.  The three-lane design includes a 13-foot center left turn lane, an 11-foot through lane in each direction and approximately six-foot shoulders.  The traffic signal at Edgerton Street is also planned for replacement as part of the project.  The restriping project creates a center left turn lane, which allows vehicles to turn from a dedicated lef turn lane rather than turning from a through lane. (View project layout)

The project is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2015.

Please direct questions and concerns to the project manager:

Erin Laberee
651-266-7105
erin.laberee@co.ramsey.mn.us

Ramsey County Public Works
1425 Paul Kirkwold Drive
Arden Hills, MN  55112


I-35W at Highway 96 Interchange

Ramsey County, in cooperation with MnDOT and the cities of Arden Hills and New Brighton, is leading the design for reconstruction of the Highway 96 interchange at I-35W.  Construction will begin in Spring 2015 and is expected to be complete in Fall 2015.  Please see the project website or contact the Ramsey County Project Manager for project information:

http://www.sehinc.com/online/35W96


Beth Engum, P.E.
Project Manager
(651) 266-7115
Beth.Engum@co.ramsey.mn.us


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