Street & Utility Improvement Project

Project Location
7th Avenue East from 3rd Street to 1st Street, 2nd Street, south of 7th Avenue, and 1st Street from 7th Avenue south to 2nd Avenue.

Attention: Property Owners Along 7th Avenue
The City is currently looking to meet with property owners affected by road construction. If you would like to schedule a meeting contact the City at 651-747-2485 or email projects@northstpaul.org 

Project Street Closure and Detour

Aerial Map of Street Closures and Traffic Control

View of Completed Project

Photo of completed project with plantings
Map of Traffic Control

Utility Improvements 
On June 18, 2019, the North St. Paul City Council authorized a Feasibility Study of potential areas for street and utility improvements during the 2020 construction season. At the January 21, 2020 City Council meeting, City Council approved a resolution ordering the improvements, approving plans and specifications and ordering the Advertisement for Bids for the 2020 Street and Utility Improvement Project. The project was awarded to T.A. Schifsky & Sons Inc.

Summary of work
The Project improvement will include street reconstruction, concrete curb and gutter, sidewalks, medians, sanitary sewer rehabilitation, water main replacement, storm sewer improvements, street lighting, and landscaping. 
 
Before street construction starts, utilities including Xcel Energy, North St. Paul Electric, and others will be out in the neighborhood performing work on their utilities. This excavation or boring work will begin on March 23. This work is not managed by the City. If you have questions about this work please contact utility representatives  Xcel Energy, Dan Strandquist at 651-779-3132.

Start Date
Construction is anticipated to start in May 2020, with substantial completion in June of 2021.

Important questions you may have such as, where will I be able to pick up my mail? How will garbage service be affected? View FAQs

Cost
The anticipated total project cost is estimated to be $5,623,136.40. The proposed project is anticipated to be funded by Municipal State Aid, and City Street and Utility Funds. There are no proposed assessments.

03-19-2020 Pre-construction Notice to Residents


Anticipated Work Scheduled for the week of July 6 – July 10 

  • Paving of west side of McKnight and Castle Avenue
  • Signal work will continue
  • Grading for walks and trails
  • Schedule will be weather dependent of planned work

Anticipated Work Scheduled for the week of July 13 – July 17 

  • Sanitary sewer work on 2nd Street Alley from Monday-Friday. Please limit water use this week
  • Saturday work scheduled on the 1st Street Alley
  • Grading work taking place on 2nd Street
  • Schedule is weather dependent for planned work and closures

Anticipated Work Scheduled for the week of August 10-14


  • Water main service work on 7th Ave. between 2nd and 3rd st.
  • Storm sewer work on 7th Ave.
  • Existing lighting was removed from 7th Ave and 2nd St.

Anticipated Work Scheduled for the week of August 17-21


  • Schifsky to start grading 7th Ave. starting at 1st St and working towards the west (3rd St.)
  • Saturday work to do some walk/trail grading
  • Schedule is weather dependent for planned work and closures

Anticipated Work Scheduled for the week of August 24-28


  • Schifsky to continue removal of existing roadway and placement of new aggregate material on 7th Ave.
  • Saturday work to do some walk/trail grading, pond grading, and asphalt patching
  • Schedule is weather dependent for planned work and closures.

Work Summary for the week of August 24 – August 28

  • Schifsky continued removal of existing roadway and placement of new aggregate material on 7th Avenue between 1st Street and 2nd Street
  • Saturday worked on walk/trail grading, pond grading, and asphalt patching

Anticipated Work Scheduled for the week of August 31 – September 4 

 

  • Schifsky to continue removal of existing roadway and placement of new aggregate material on 7th Avenue between 2nd Street and 3rd Street
  • Saturday work to do some walk/trail grading, pond grading, and asphalt patching
  • Conduit install for irrigation and lighting
  • Schedule will be weather dependent of planned work and closures.

Work Summary for the week of August 31-September 4 

 

  • Schifsky finished removal of the existing roadway and replacement of the new aggregate material on 7th Ave. between 2nd St. and 3rd St.
  • Conduit installed continued for irrigation and lighting 

Anticipated Work Scheduled for the week of September 8-11 

 

  • Curb scheduled for 7th Ave. between 1st St. and 3rd St. Residents were notified of driveway access requirements.
  • Watermain repair on the existing watermain near the 1st St. intersection will begin on Wednesday. Disruption to traffic in this area is expected Wednesday.
  • Conduit installation for irrigation and lighting continues
  • Schedule is weather dependent of planned work and closures.