Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 51/Snelling Avenue

St. Paul- Hamline Midway Area

Project update

Hwy 51/Snelling Avenue project map
Click map for larger PDF version.

You're invited to attend an open house where project staff will be on hand to answer your questions.

Monday, January 26
4 to 6:30 p.m.
Hamline University
Anderson Center Room 112
774 Snelling Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Traffic impacts


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

January 14 through February 14

St. Anthony Avenue closed between Pascal Street and Snelling Avenue.

I-94 westbound ramp will remain open for cars, truckers should follow the signed detour using northbound Snelling Avenue, University Avenue and Vandalia Street (PDF 93 KB, 1 page).

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)