MnDOT and Ramsey County Projects

The following projects are led by the Minnesota Department of Transportation or Ramsey County.

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Highway 51/Snelling Avenue

MnDOT will be installing a cable median barrier between County Road C and 1-694 and extending the left turn lanes at Lydia Avenue W, County Road C2, and County Road C.

Permanent closures and access changes include:

  • Left turn lane from southbound (SB) Snelling Avenue to Hamline Avenue is permanently closed
    • An opening will remain in the cable barrier that will allow bicyclists and pedestrians to cross at this intersection
  • Permanent access changes at Snelling Avenue and Glenhill Road to prevent illegal u-turns
    • Traffic on SB Snelling Avenue can no longer make a u-turn at Glenhill Road
    • Traffic can no longer turn left from Glenhill Road to NB Snelling Avenue

Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be posted on MnDOT's website as details become available. Traffic impacts during construction are anticipated to be minimal.

Highway 51 Resurfacing 

MnDOT is in the early phases of planning a project to repave Snelling Avenue (Highway 51) between Highway 36 and Bethel Drive/Grey Fox Road. The project is tentatively identified for construction during the 2024 construction season, but the schedule is subject to change. Additional improvements may be made in conjunction with the repaving, such as upgrading ADA accessibility or adding other features to enhance walkability. For more information, contact MnDOT representatives Curt Kobilarcsik (651-234.7678) or Fay Simer (651-234-7722).


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Click here for general information on Ramsey County Future Road Projects.

Lake Johanna Boulevard Trail Design 

Ramsey County is leading a study to identify trail and road design concepts for Lake Johanna Boulevard between Snelling Avenue North and County Road D in Arden Hills. The goal of this study is to explore options for a potential future trail along this stretch of Lake Johanna Boulevard.

Learn more by watching the Virtual Open House that took place on March 1, 2022.

County Road E & Old Snelling Avenue Intersection Improvements

A study is underway on the intersection of County Road E (Lake Johanna Boulevard) and Old Snelling Avenue in Arden Hills to identify a new design that improves safety conditions and traffic flow. Please follow the link to participate in any Public Engagement provided by Ramsey County on this project. Construction of the intersection is planned for 2023. 

A virtual public forum will be held to discuss the improvements of the County Road E and Old Snelling Avenue intersection. More information can be found here.

Lexington Avenue Reconstruction

Ramsey County is leading a reconstruction project of Lexington Avenue from County Road E to I-694. The goal of this project in the cities of Arden Hills and Shoreview is to improve traffic flow and safety on Lexington Avenue. Construction began the first week of April 2022.

Daily traffic restrictions on Lexington are in place. Due to major utility conflict, Lexington Ave will be closed northbound and open only to one lane southbound from 694 to E starting on May 9th. This configuration will be in place for approximately two months. 

For up to date information, please visit the Ramsey County project webpage

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The design team has identified a road layout (preferred alternative) for Lexington Avenue with:

  • An 8-foot sidewalk on the southbound side and a wider 10-foot trail on the northbound side
  • Two through-lanes in each direction
  • A center median
  • Dedicated left and right turn lanes throughout the project area

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Proposed through lane section of Lexington Avenue

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Proposed turn lane section of Lexington Avenue 

For up to date information, please visit the Ramsey County project webpage

Rice Creek North Regional Trailhead

Ramsey County Parks & Recreation has phased improvements planned for a future trailhead development located within the central portion of the Rice Creek North Regional Trail Corridor south of County Road I. 

The initial phase of construction began in October 2019 and includes the addition of an access road from the intersection of County Road I and Fairview to the entrance of the Arden Hills Army Training Site (AHATS), along with fencing modifications, storm water management, landscaping and signage. Future roadway, trail, and utility improvements are planned in the upcoming years to gain access to a future trailhead site within the park corridor. View more information regarding Phase 1 improvements. View the Rice Creek North Regional Trail Master Plan

Contact Us

  1. David Swearingen

    Public Works Director/City Engineer
    651-792-7847
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    Lucas Miller

    Assistant Public Works Director
    651-792-7846
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