MnDOT and Ramsey County Projects

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

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

Lake Johanna Boulevard Trail Design 

Ramsey County has completed a study to identify trail and road design concepts for Lake Johanna Boulevard (PDF) between Snelling Avenue North and County Road D in Arden Hills. The goal of this study was to explore options for a potential future trail along this stretch of Lake Johanna Boulevard. Visit the Lake Johanna Blvd Trail Design Report (PDF) here. An Open House was held at Arden Hills City Hall on Thursday, July 7, 2022. Access the recording of the March 1, 2022 Virtual Open House.

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. Questions about this project can be directed to:

Trail paving, patches in the roadway, and the south leg of Old Snelling are scheduled for Friday, September 29, around the area of the roundabout. Topsoil and vegetation restoration are scheduled for the days following. Paving the final layer of the roadway is scheduled for October 5-7. The entire roundabout and the four legs will be stripped the following week. All of these scheduled activities are weather permitting.

Mill and Overlay
Curb installation and concrete curing are ongoing this week. Paving of Old Highway 10 from the Roundabout to Hwy 96 is scheduled for October 6-7. Gravel shouldering material and striping will take place the following week. All of these scheduled activities are weather permitting.

Mounds View High School Trail
Finish grading of the Safe Routes to School Trail from E2 to Mounds View High School along Old Highway 10 and Lake Valentine Rd will occur the first week of October. Paving of the trail segment from E2 up to the west side of Valentine Park is scheduled for October 6-7. Xcel Energy and Private Utility Poles are still being relocated from Valentine Park to the High School, which are still hindering the paving of that section of trail. Once those private poles are out of the way, paving of that trail segment can take place. The retaining wall installation along the trail just east of the High School is scheduled for the second half of October. The trail section in that last block, where the retaining wall is, will be paved immediately following the wall completion near the end of October. Restoration activities will follow paving activities as the crews complete the paving work. All of these scheduled activities are weather permitting.

Intersection Construction Detour - South closure

Intersection Construction Detour - North closure

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.

2023 Construction:

We will make every effort to complete as much construction as possible in fall 2022 and will continue working as long as the weather cooperates. The following work is expected to take place in spring and summer 2023:

  • Construct remaining turn lanes, center medians, pedestrian ramps, new trail and sidewalk
  • Finish paving the portion of the road from County Road E to the railroad crossing and Red Fox Road to I-694
  • Complete all remaining utility, stormwater, and watermain work and install permanent traffic signals

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The design team has identified a road layout 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


Proposed through lane section of Lexington Avenue


Proposed turn lane section of Lexington Avenue 

For the latest 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
    Email David Swearingen

    Lucas Miller

    Assistant Public Works Director
    Email Lucas Miller