Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 51/Snelling Avenue

St. Paul- Hamline Midway Area

Project update

Hwy 51/Snelling Avenue project map
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Traffic impacts


Hwy 51/Snelling Avenue over I-94 temporary lane closures during non-rush hours throughout the winter.

May 2015 through November 2015

  • Snelling Avenue Bridge spanning I-94 closes (May 2015 through August 2015).
  • I-94 will have weekend closures.
  • Close lanes throughout the project area
  • Snelling Avenue between Minnehaha Avenue and Pierce Butler Route closes over a weekend.
  • Sidewalks close for short periods of time, pedestrians will be detoured.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Resurface existing pavement
  • Replace bridge deck
  • 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)

The City of St.Paul is proposing the following enhancements: Replacing sidewalks, landscaping medians, and installing decorative street lighting


  • $9.5 million (Current estimate)