Ramsey 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)
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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 2013 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:
- Major Maintenance Program
- Warner Road Bridge (2013-2014)
- Maryland Avenue at Arkwright Street
- Little Canada Road (I-35E to Edgerton Street)
- County State Aid Highway 10 at Silver Lake Road
- Rice Street Pavement Rehabilitation (County Road B to Larpenteur Avenue)
- Lexington Avenue (I-694 to County Road F)
- Maryland Avenue at Payne Avenue
- County Road C (County Highway 88 to Long Lake Road)
- Randolph Avenue (Snelling Avenue to I-35E)
- Ford Parkway (Snelling Avenue to Howell Street)
County-Wide Concrete Rehabilitation
Ramsey County in cooperation with the City’s of Arden Hills, Shoreview, Roseville, St. Paul, Maplewood, North Oaks, White Bear Lake, and White Bear Township is planning the rehabilitation of several Concrete County Roadways in the construction seasons of 2013 and 2014. (Map) The following segments of roadway are proposed to be rehabilitated:
Larpenteur Avenue (CSAH 30) [Fernwood Street to Dale Street]
Old Highway 8 (CSAH 77) [600 feet and 780 feet south of County Road E]
Parkway Drive (CSAH 27) [Larpenteur Avenue and 700’ North of Larpenteur Avenue]
White Bear Avenue (CSAH 65) [County Road F to HWY 61]
County Highway 96 (CSAH 96) [US 10 to Centerville Road]
The County has recently taken bids for the project and are in the process of securing a contract with the apparent low bidder of the project. Once a contract has been signed by both parties the County will work with the contractor to determine a proposed project schedule.
The term of the contract will be a one year project where all work for all of the projects listed above must be completed by the fall of 2014. The County has required limited work of the contractor to be completed in the fall of 2013. These items include construction work within the railroad right of way/crossing areas.
The 2013 construction work will be in the following locations: County Highway 96 between McMenemy & Greenhaven Drive and Old Highway 8 railway area.
Old Highway 8 Railroad Bridge Crossing - South of County Road E - ROAD CLOSURE
Ramsey County has scheduled a closure of Old Highway 8 (County State Aid Highway 77) from October 16, 2013 to October 30, 2013. The closure is necessary for the replacement of the existing pavement under the CP railroad bridge crossing that has deteriorated south of County Road E west (CSAH 15) in the City of New Brighton. Crews will remove the existing roadway under the CP Rail Bridge and will replace the concrete pavement.
Motorists should expect work in the area six days a week between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. If the work is completed early, the roadway will be opened to motoring traffic. The proposed project schedule is weather-dependent.
The County will be posting a detour during the closure of Old Highway 8 (County State Aid Highway 77). Motorists should use County Road E west, Silver Lake Road and County Road D west as the detour route. CLICK HERE to view the detour map.
The public may subscribe to construction update emails on the Public Works web site under the topic of County-Wide Concrete Rehabilitation. If you have any questions about the construction project, contact Bob Lee at 651-248-0175 or via email, Daniel Bodelson at 651-248-0173, or Jerry Auge, Jr. at 651-266-7117 or via email.
Maryland Avenue at Arkwright Street Reconstruction
Ramsey County, in cooperation with the City of St. Paul, is planning the reconstruction of Maryland Avenue from Westminster Street to 125 ft east of Clark Street. The purpose of the project is to add left turn lanes on Maryland Avenue at Arkwright Street. This project will widen the roadway and includes new traffic signal system to allow for protected left turns (green turn arrow) at Arkwright intersection. Sidewalks will be reconstructed to meet Americans with Disability Act standards. Ramsey County is currently designing the project and construction is planned for the summer of 2013. View Project Layout
For questions please call Nick Fischer Project Manager 651-266-7119 or Jerry Auge 651-266-7117.
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Little Canada Road (I-35E to Edgerton Street)
Information coming soon.
County State Aid Highway 10 at Silver Lake Road
Ramsey County, in cooperation with the City of Mounds View, is proposing to upgrade the pedestrian ramps and replace the traffic signal at County State Aid Highway 10 and Silver Lake Road. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2013.
Rice Street Pavement Rehabilitation
Ramsey County, in cooperation with the cities of Roseville and Maplewood, is proposed to resurface Rice Street between Larpenteur Avenue to 700 feet south of County Road B. This project will remove the existing asphalt and replace it. Also, the pedestrian curb ramps will be upgraded to meet current standards. A new signal will be installed at the intersection of Rice Street and Roselawn Avenue which will include an accessible pedestrian signal.
2014 Proposed Projects
2014 Major Maintenance Program (List) (Map)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. There will be a public open house in the summer of 2013 with construction scheduled for 2014.
Maryland and Payne Avenue Project
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Ramsey County will be hosting a PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE meeting on Thursday, January 30, 2014, from 6:30-8:00pm in the conference room located at 722 Payne Avenue. A presentation will be given with a project update and county staff will be available for questions. Click HERE for the open house flyer.
Ramsey County, in cooperation with the City of St. Paul, is planning the reconstruction of Maryland Avenue between Edgerton Street and Greenbrier Street. (View Proposed Project Layout) This project will widen the roadway on Maryland Avenue to accommodate protected left (green turn arrow) turn lanes. Construction will also include a new signal system at Payne Avenue and pedestrian facility upgrades (sidewalk and curb ramps). Ramsey County is currently designing the project and construction is planned for the 2014 construction season.
Public Comments Opportunity for Arlington Park Impacts/4(f) de minimus determination
This project has Highway Safety Improvement Funds (HSIP) federal funding for the construction portion of the project. As part of the funding the County is required to determine impacts to adjacent properties. One requirement of the federal funding is to determine impacts to public park land (Arlington Park). The impacts to Arlington Park has been determined by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as a 4(f) property.
As part of the public interest, the County is soliciting comments on the impacts the Maryland Avenue and Payne Avenue intersection reconstruction will have on Arlington Park. The Project will impact 4296 square feet of existing Arlington Park. Ramsey County in Partnership with the City of St. Paul Public Works will be transferring the former Kendall Hardware site as parkland replacement in the amount of 9343 square feet for a no net loss of parkland as part of the Maryland Avenue and Payne Avenue Project.
The County has provided the Public Notice and Opportunity for Comment as a reference. The Public Notice will be posted in the Ramsey edition of Lillie News on January 8 and 15, 2014. Public Notices have been sent to all abutting properties adjacent to the project limits.
The County has also provided a Preliminary Deminimis Write-Up for the impacts to Arlington Park. The County has prepared this report for information only. The specifics about impacts to the park are indicated in this report.
If you would like to submit comments please email comments to email@example.com Please put “Maryland Avenue and Payne Avenue – 4(f) Public Comment” in the email subject line or mail comments to Jerry Auge, Project Manager at 1425 Paul Kirkwold Drive, Arden Hills, MN 55112. Comments will be collected and documented to FHWA. If you have any questions pertaining to the impacts to the project or impacts to Arlington Park please call Luke Lortie, 651-266-7123, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jerry Auge at 651-266-7117 or via email.
CLICK HERE to view the July 10, 2013 Open House flyer.
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 4 lane road to a 3 lane road. The 3 lane design includes a 13 foot center left turn lane, an 11 foot through lane in each direction and approximately 6 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 allow vehicles to turn from a dedicated left turn lane rather than turning from a through lane. VIEW PROJECT LAYOUT
The public is invited to an Open House meeting to view the layout and offer questions and comments to County staff. The meeting will be held on:
Tuesday, April 22nd from 5:30 – 7:00 pm
At the Maplewood Community Center
2100 White Bear Ave.
In the Community Room
Please direct questions and concerns to the project manager:
Ramsey County Public Works
1425 Paul Kirkwold Drive
Arden Hills, MN 55112
Ramsey County, in cooperation with the City of Saint Paul, is proposing to 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 is scheduled to begin in 2015 and may be constructed in two construction seasons.
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 lead 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.
A raised median is planned for the length of the corridor that will be planted with trees. A significant change is proposed at Ford Parkway and Macalester Street. Currently the intersection operates as a full access intersection. The project plans to construct the median across the intersection to restrict through and left turn movements to and from Macalester Street. This change will reduce crashes, improve traffic flow and create a safe pedestrian refuge for those crossing the street. This is shown on the preliminary layout linked above.
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 email@example.com
A third public meeting will be held in the Fall of 2014 to give the opportunity to the public to review and comment on the construction plans. Any questions or concerns for the project should be directed to:
Ramsey County Public Works
1425 Paul Kirkwold Drive
Arden Hills, MN 55112
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