Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 51/Snelling Avenue

St. Paul- Hamline Midway Area

Project complete

Map of Snelling Avenue in St. Paul
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A new Snelling Avenue

MnDOT, the city of St. Paul and Metro Transit are working together to help make one of the busiest areas of the Hamline-Midway neighborhood friendlier for motorists, transit users and pedestrians. This busy residential and commercial area between Selby Avenue and Pierce Butler Road will soon have wider, more accessible sidewalks and new lighting. In a few locations low-growing plants will also be added to Snelling Avenue/Hwy 51 medians to beautify the area. Transit users will benefit as well through improved bus service and connections to the Green Line.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Mill and resurface existing pavement
  • Replace driving surface of the Snelling Avenue bridge spanning I-94
  • Update pedestrian crossings to meet modern accessibility standards
  • Improve drainage
  • Construct Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) sidewalk platforms at four locations between Dayton and Hewitt avenues for the Metro Transit A Line (links to Metropolitan Council's website)

Enhancements requested by the City of St. Paul

  • Construct additional sidewalk and boulevard
  • Plant trees
  • Landscape medians
  • Add above standard decorative twin lantern street lighting

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Contacts

If you're a resident or commuter and have questions contact:

Kirsten Klein
Public Affairs
651-234-7506
kirsten.klein@state.mn.us

If you're a business owner and have questions contact:

Kevin Walker
Public Affairs
651-234-7509
kevin.walker@state.mn.us

If you have questions about the new decorative lighting contact:

Brian Vitek (651)266-6214
Brian.vitek@ci.stpaul.mn.us

If you have questions about the City of St. Paul assessment contact:

Lynn M. Moser
Assessments Supervisor
651-266-8858
www.stpaul.gov/assessments