Hwy 5/West Seventh St. is an important transportation corridor connecting downtown St. Paul to Bloomington and Fort Snelling. This road is used by pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, freight carriers, and motorists as a key route to visit many restaurants, shops, manufacturing centers, multifamily and senior residences, and event centers.
MnDOT is conducting pavement resurfacing projects to improve mobility and safety on West Seventh St. between Munster Ave. and Olive St. in St. Paul.
Summary of work
Safety improvements for people walking or rolling
Curb and sidewalk repairs
Traffic signal replacements
Current project status
Issue identification was conducted between September and December 2022. The information gathered was used to inform the design concepts. The next phase of engagement is underway and will continue through 2023. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2027, and will be conducted in two phases:
Phase 1 (2027): West Seventh St. between Munster Ave. and St. Clair Ave.
Phase 2 (2028): West Seventh St. between St. Clair Ave. and Olive St.
Section 106 review process
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 requires federal agencies to evaluate effects of federally funded projects on historic properties and archaeological resources. As the delegated agent for the Federal Highway Administration, MnDOT’s Cultural Resources Unit (CRU) is leading the Section 106 review process.