grand reconstruction
A virtual meeting will be held on June 1 regarding the city’s plans to reconstruct Grand Avenue from Snelling to Fairview avenues (shown in red above) in 2024 at a cost of around $6.9 million.

Plans for reconstructing Grand Avenue between Snelling and Fairview avenues will be the topic of a virtual meeting from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 1. Sign up for the meeting, take a survey and get information at tinyurl.com/2p8ffedj.

Grand Avenue property owners, businesses and residential renters were notified of the meeting earlier in May. That section of Grand is slated for reconstruction in 2024 at an estimated cost of $6.9 million.

The project calls for replacing street pavement, sidewalks and underground utilities. The existing cobra-style tall light poles would also be replaced with lantern-style street lighting.

Grand’s pavement is in very poor condition in places, ranging in rank from 13-51 on a scale of 100 being the best. The Saint Paul Department of Public Works sees the project, which is the first full reconstruction of that section of Grand in decades, as a chance to refresh and the historic street and better accommodate all modes of travel.

The project area borders Macalester College, businesses, Ramsey Middle School, and a mix of houses and apartment buildings. Public Works hopes to have the final design wrapped up by early 2023. 

Public comments are being sought through a project survey and interactive web map at stpaul.gov/projects/publicworks/pw2024grandavereconstruction.

— Jane McClure

 

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