On St. Paul’s West Side, MnDOT plans Robert Street project in 2025-2026

In downtown St. Paul, the Robert Street Bridge over the Mississippi River is closed for pavement and drainage repair through Aug. 21. State transportation officials have now set their eyes south.

Improvements are at least five years away, but the Minnesota Department of Transportation is asking for public input to help shape the future of Robert Street from Annapolis Street to Fillmore Avenue.

The future work area spans 1.6 miles through the city’s West Side and ends just south of the bridge.

MnDOT is seeking input on topics such as safety improvements, accessibility and street design. Construction is tentatively scheduled for 2025 or 2026.

MnDOT will also host the first set in a series of hour-long live virtual public meetings on Aug. 13, 18 and 19. An online survey is available through Sept. 30 alongside additional information at tinyurl.com/RobertStreetFuture.

MnDOT completed minor resurfacing and crack repair improvements along Robert Street this summer, and lanes were re-striped.

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