Project Area 1

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Area 1


Area 1 impacts the downtown parking lot, 6th Ave. E. and Charles Street. Proposed work includes the following:

Surface Improvements

  • Full pavement reclamation and new curb and gutter installation
  • Updated parking lot striping, islands, lighting
  • Electric vehicle charging stations
  • Pavement/curb rehabilitation (Charles St. only)

Underground/Utility Improvements

Replacement of existing storm sewer

Construction Schedule Updates

Work planned for the week of May 16

Beginning the week of May 16, the contractor is scheduled to continue watermain testing, connect water services, and replace storm sewer along 6th Ave.

Planned work for the parking lot the week of May 16, the contractor is scheduled to replace storm sewer, perform miscellaneous grading, and potentially begin installing conduit for street lights. 

All of this work is weather dependent.
Thank you for your patience as we work to improve the City's infrastructure.

City Contractors are planning to begin work in Project Area 1 of the City's 2022 Street and Utility Project on Monday, May 9.

Contractors will begin curb and tree removals in the public parking lot off of 7th Ave. They will also begin reclaiming the pavement from the easterly side of the parking lot along 6th Ave. E. The City is asking all residents and businesses to only park on the west side of the lot.

There is a planned detour at 6th Ave. E. and Charles St. beginning on Tuesday, May 10 through Friday, May 13 for utility replacements. The detour route will be signed.

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The North St. Paul City Council reviewed plans for the downtown parking lot reconstruction at their March 1 Workshop meeting. Morgan Dawley, City Engineer, presented two options for the parking lot layout. The Council has directed staff to look into adding a more defined pedestrian walkway and incorporate more trees/greenery into the plans. 

The first option design expands the number of parking stalls from 146 to 164. The second option adds a pedestrian walkway resulting in 155 parking stalls.

Striping/Layout Option 1

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Striping Layout Option 2

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